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Offline SteveH

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7230 on: October 18, 2023, 04:41:20 pm »
The clock is not the only thing that has stopped working here, but where is it in N Wales?

Sorry Hugo, a bit quick on this one, but I hope you like the link............

https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/threads/dorothea-quarry-nantile-valley-north-wales-july-2020.38022/

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« Reply #7231 on: October 18, 2023, 04:59:59 pm »
Well done Steve, it is the engine house in Dorathea Quarry......    That was very quick indeed

We had a walk there today, it's a fantastic place to go to and many ruined buildings to see


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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7232 on: January 05, 2024, 05:52:07 pm »
This is a nice looking Welsh bridge but where is it?

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« Reply #7233 on: January 05, 2024, 08:02:00 pm »
I think it might be Pont Minllyn down towards Machynlleth off the A470 ?

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« Reply #7234 on: January 05, 2024, 10:31:20 pm »
Well done Cambrian it is Pont Minllyn

What a beautiful looking old bridge,  I just wish that it was a bit nearer home so I could go and see it

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g1096505-d8806532-Reviews-Pont_Minllyn-Dinas_Mawddwy_Snowdonia_Eryri_National_Park_North_Wales_Wales.html





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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7235 on: February 04, 2024, 10:59:29 pm »
This property is on a busy A road in N Wales but where is it exactly?

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« Reply #7236 on: February 05, 2024, 10:36:03 am »
Is it on the Llandegai- Llanberis road just where the footbridge carrying the Bethesda- Port Penrhyn cycle path crosses it? There is a house with a lot of railway relics which can be seen from the bridge.

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« Reply #7237 on: February 05, 2024, 10:56:53 am »
I think it could well be part of an eclectic collection of mainly railway relics at what used to be the two railway cottages at Felin Hen, a mile or so north of Tregarth on the old branch line to Bethesda.  The 1'11" gauge Penrhyn railway also passed in close proximity on its way to Port Penrhyn.

Felin Hen had a very small station which seems to have become an unstaffed halt in1939 until final closure in 1951.  In its early years it boasted a station master and a porter but was latterly supervised by the Tregarth station master.

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7238 on: February 05, 2024, 11:15:30 am »
Well done Gwynant, you're spot on.   

   It's actually at the top of the old railway bridge buttress and I took the photo from the other side of the road.       Are you still doing your walks now?

The Lon Las Ogwen trail is a nice walk especially if you're doing it from the Ogwen Cottage as it's downhill most of the way  I've attached a link with the 3 sections of it in case anyone wants to see the route

https://www.ogwentrail.co.uk/the-ogwen-trail/

Thanks for all that info Cambrian, it's really interesting to hear about the old railway.   Mull is interested in the old railways and I'm sure that he'll appreciate all that info too.    That railway track from Port Penrhyn to Bethesda is quite steep but we do it the easier way walking downhill from Bethesda



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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7239 on: February 05, 2024, 04:07:04 pm »
I've just copied photos of two of the railway stations that were on that line

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7240 on: February 06, 2024, 02:40:48 pm »
Cambrian, that was an interesting posting about Felin Hen so I did a google search and came up with the link I've attached below.
There's a nice viaduct at Glasinfryn that is quite impressive at this time of the year when the leaves have fallen from the nearby trees


http://disused-stations.org.uk/f/felin_hen/index.shtml


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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7241 on: February 06, 2024, 09:09:44 pm »
Thanks Hugo.  An arcane snippet of minor local relevance is that a Mr L O Davies was probably the last Station Master in charge of Felin Hen when he was at Bethesda.  Of a Deganwy family, he started his career at Deganwy and held various posts across North Wales, his final SM's post being Prestatyn.