SH7264 : The Eigiau Tramway

taken 10 years ago, near to Hafod-y-Rhiw [other Features], Conwy, Great Britain

The Eigiau Tramway
The Eigiau Tramway
Slate quarries were opened at Cedryn and Cwm Eigiau early in the nineteenth century and a tramway was opened in 1863 to Cedryn SH7163, later extended to Cwm Eigiau SH7063 and operating until about 1888. When Llyn Eigiau was impounded the old trackbed was flooded, and a new path was made higher up the valley side. This impressive little rock cutting has emerged once more as a consequence of lowered water levels after the dam breach of 1925. The route of the tramway is easily followed along the marshy margin of Llyn Eigiau in this area.
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SH7264, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 January, 2008
Category
Tramway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 721 642 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.6144N 3:54.8553W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 721 642
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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