SH6918 : Disused signal box at Penmaenpool

taken 3 years ago, near to Penmaenpool, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Disused signal box at Penmaenpool
Disused signal box at Penmaenpool
This signal box is situated at the site of the former Penmaenpool station on the line from Ruabon to Barmouth. The line closed in the 1960s and the part of the trackbed was conveted into the Mawddach trail. The signal box is owned by the National Park Authority and has been turned into a nature observatory. On the day that I visited in July 2014 the box was closed and there was a notice calling for volunteers to man it.
The Mawddach Trail :: SH6515
The Mawddach Trail (Welsh: Llwybr Mawddach) is a cycle path following part of the former trackbed of the Ruabon to Barmouth railway line, closed in the 1960s. The trail runs for 8 miles between Dolgellau and Morfa Mawddach railway station, with a continuation across the bridge to Barmouth. For much of its length it runs close to the picturesque Mawddach estuary.

The trail forms part of National Cycle Network Route 8 (Lôn Las Cymru).

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SH6918, 146 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Educational sites  Railways 
Converted (from Tags)
Signal Box 
Place (from Tags)
Penmaenpool 
Former (from Tags)
Railway  Railway Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6951 1850 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.8991N 3:56.0800W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6952 1850
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Mawddach Trail  Signal Box  Nature Observatory 

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