2021

SH6038 : A gravity train - the last trucks

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

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

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Line [10] · Blaenau Ffestiniog [8] · Trucks on the Train [2] Other Photos: · A gravity train - the first trucks ·
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SH6038, 180 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Richard Hoare   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 8 October, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 12 October, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6000 3854 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.5580N 4:5.0439W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6002 3855
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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