Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Ffestiniog) is a narrow gauge heritage railway, located in Gwynedd, Wales. It is a major tourist attraction located mainly within the Snowdonia National Park.

The railway is roughly 13+1⁄2 miles (21.7 km) long and runs from the harbour at Porthmadog to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, travelling through forested and mountainous scenery. The line is single track throughout with four intermediate passing places. The track gauge is 1 ft 11 1⁄2 in (597 mm) allowing trains to interwork through to the Welsh Highland Railway of 1922 (operated by the Ffestiniog). The first mile of the line out of Porthmadog runs atop an embankment locally called "the Cob", which is the dyke of the Traeth Mawr "polder".

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... The Ffestiniog Railway operates on the Electric Token System (ETS) using a mixture of miniature and large train staffs, under the overall control of the Duty Controller based at Porthmadog ... Instrument at Dduallt) Tanygrisiau to Blaenau Ffestiniog Large train staffs are provided for- Minffordd to Rhiw Goch - Short Section Rhiw Goch to Tanybwlch - Short ... for the Train Operation on the Welsh Highland Railway and it also regulates trains from the Welsh Highland Railway Limited, when they require access to the main Caernarfon to Porthmadog line ...
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... The Ffestiniog Railway was incorporated by an act of parliament on May 23, 1832 ... Slate trains ran from Blaenau Ffestiniog on a 1 ft 11 1⁄2 in (597 mm) narrow gauge rail to the Porthmadog harbour on the Irish Sea coast ... and thus ended the use of dandy waggons on Ffestiniog and began "sanctioned" passenger service ...
Rhosydd Quarry - History
... Finished slates were carried by the Ffestiniog Railway in 1854, and in 1855 some Rhosydd slates were shipped from Porthmadog ... north, a more obvious route was that down Cwm Orthin to the east, which reached the Ffestiniog Railway at Tanygrisiau ... of carts, which they enforced by erecting a gate at Ty Gwyn, about 25 yards (23 m) above the Ffestiniog Railway ...
List Of Welsh Highland Railway Rolling Stock - Diesel Locomotives
... It is one of a pair imported by the Ffestiniog Railway, the other (Vale of Ffestiniog) being re-bodied to fit the FR loading gauge ... Unlike other diesels purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway Company and named bilingually after Northern Welsh castles, 'Castell Caernarfon' is named in Welsh only ... Chattenden and Upnor Railway ...
Llechwedd Quarry - History
... Greaves had a history with the slate quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog, and had proposed a railway to link the quarries with the river wharf at Dwyryd as early as ... When the Ffestiniog Railway was opened in 1836, connecting Blaenau Ffestiniog with the sea at Porthmadog, Greaves travelled on the historic first train ... In 1843 Greaves was elected the treasurer of the Ffestiniog Railway and in 1844 he became its chairman ...

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