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1960s & 70s quarry tramways - Penmorfa
Posted: 26/05/2009 18:34:12
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A few new pages have appeared on Dave Sallery's excellent 'Penmorfa' website which may be of interest!

These are entitled 'Working tramways and locos in the 1960s & 70s' and can be found at this [web link]

The eagle-eyed will recognise some of Grahami's photographs from 1975 as found in the album at this [web link]

The majority of the photographs were taken by Michael Bishop and include several gems, including views of the Penscoins incline down to Port Dinorwic, Holy War still at work in the last few months of the Dinorwic quarries and some interesting images of Llechwedd and Maenofferen from 1967.

Well worth a look! Thumb Up

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1960s & 70s quarry tramways - Penmorfa
Posted: 26/05/2009 19:27:18
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Yep it a crackin site... one of the best! Smile

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Posted: 27/05/2009 13:52:16
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Vanoord, thanks for the update on Dave Sallery's site - such wonderfully evocative photographs!! Many thanks also to Dave Sallery, Michael Bishop & Graham Isherwood for sharing these photos with us.

Dave's site is a regular drop-in for a "fix" - especially when I am working offshore or overseas - it almost makes up for not being in the mountains.

Regarding the loco shed for "Holy War" on the 6th level, it is still there - just. It's been a few years since I was on that level and at that time, the adjacent tip was threatening to push over and overwhelm the shed. It is a wonder that it wasn't demolished along with all of the other buildings in this part of the Quarry. Most of the upper gallery loco sheds survive, although they are all the worse for many years of wind damage now. I will add photos to the Dinorwig album.

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Posted: 27/05/2009 13:58:06
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The shed that Alice was in* is still there and very intact - I've got a set of photographs to upload once they've been processed, albeit there are a few others to process before I get to them Blush


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Posted: 27/05/2009 14:32:45
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I have added some photos of Lernion, Australia & 6th level loco sheds as comparison to Michael Bishop's pictures. of course, they are much the worse for wear now, but thankfully, after all this time they still stand.

Actually, it is amazing what can be found at these sheds. I remember about 15 years ago, scratching about in the ash piles outside the one of the sheds and finding bent and burnt firebars from one of the quarry locos buried there - signs of an ashpan not being cleaned out!! I wonder if those bars are still there?

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Posted: 27/05/2009 15:46:23
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Ta! Thumbs Up

That is indeed the one:


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Posted: 27/05/2009 16:03:40
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Which, of course, all goes to remind me that I must get back up to Dinorwig again soon!! Just hope that I can make it on a sunny day for a change!! All the best chaps.


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