2021

SH6038 : A gravity train - the first trucks

taken 3 years ago, near to Minffordd, Gwynedd, Wales

A gravity train - the first trucks
A gravity train - the first trucks
An enactment of how slate was transported from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog without using a locomotive.
The speed of the trucks is controlled by a braking mechanism on one or more trucks on the train. As single line working is in operation the 'token' is held and exchanged by the rider on the first truck.

For the end of the train see SH6038 : A gravity train - the last trucks
Not for the faint hearted.
A still taken from a video.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Railways People, Events Place: Minffordd Station Primary Subject: Railway Train other tags: Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Bygones Weekend Special Gravity Train Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Line [10] · Blaenau Ffestiniog [8] · Trucks on the Train [2] Other Photos: · A gravity train - the last trucks ·
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Richard Hoare   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 8 October, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 October, 2021
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6003 3856 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.5692N 4:5.0177W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6002 3855
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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