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SimonRL

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Unusual wagon - Dinorwic slate quarries
Posted: 17/09/2010 14:24:17
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Can anybody explain this:



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First thought is it's a slab wagon for lowering slab down steep inclines?

Never seen one before and spotted several wandering around (me, not the wagons) last weekend.
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staffordshirechina

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Unusual wagon - Dinorwic slate quarries
Posted: 17/09/2010 16:45:07
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I have seen a similar idea at a honestone mine in North Staffs.
The slabs were just stacked on like leaning books for movement around the dressing workshops. The base had timber on but the end was just steel. It looks like your wagons should be timbered too.
IP: 95.148.25.119 Edited: 17/09/2010 16:46:52 by staffordshirechina
derrickman

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Unusual wagon - Dinorwic slate quarries
Posted: 17/09/2010 16:55:11
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it's an incline slab wagon, called a car cyrn, see here

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IP: 212.58.194.50 Edited: 17/09/2010 16:56:11 by derrickman
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Unusual wagon - Dinorwic slate quarries
Posted: 17/09/2010 18:30:02
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staffordshirechina wrote:

I have seen a similar idea at a honestone mine in North Staffs.
The slabs were just stacked on like leaning books for movement around the dressing workshops. The base had timber on but the end was just steel. It looks like your wagons should be timbered too.


They were not timbered.
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