SN7178 : Horseshoe Bend

taken 9 years ago, near to Ystumtuen, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
Here the line curves around Cwm-yr-ogos which has become known as the 'Horseshoe Bend'. This was the location of a silver-lead mine known as Rhuroggos and then Erwtomau. Considerable quantities of ore were transported by the railway from the here to Aberystwyth. Although a siding was planned, none was built and wagons were loaded directly on the running line. The mine finally closed in 1918.

Notice that a check rail has been incorporated in the track, to prevent derailments on the sharp curve.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 March, 2008
Category
Railway (narrow gauge)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 712 781 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.1712N 3:53.6284W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 712 781
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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