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pstanton
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Deganwy

Post by pstanton » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:01 pm

A question from the HMRS

Once the LNWR Blaenau Festiniog brach was opened, with the aim of obtaining some of the slate traffic, the company constructed 2ft (nominal) gauge wagons for slate and coal traffic to and from the quarries, and standard gauge transporter wagons to convey them between Blaenau and the LNWR wharf at Deganwy. I would imagine that for the narrow gauge here there was a bank, level with standard gauge wagon floors, to load and unload the NG wagons. They were carried transversely across the vehicle, which would have needed a set of wagon turntables at the transfer point. The NG would probably have served a slate stock yard as well as the quay(s) themselves. I assume NG stock was moved by man power or horses, as I am not aware of any LNWR 2ft locos. Please can anyone confirm my assumptions regarding the facilities at Deganwy? I assume it was an existing railway harbour.

Regards

Peter Stanton

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