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Pen-yr-Orsedd and Cwm Penmachno slate quarries in 1963.

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  1. 45669

    45669 Part of the furniture

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    Evening All,

    To celebrate the return of Fotopic, I have added half a dozen
    pictures of two long closed North Wales slate quarries. As they
    were taken in the evening (after a day's work on the Festiniog
    Railway Permanent Way) the quality isn't 100%, but I have included
    them for their historical interest.

    They are in the 'Stop Press!' collection for new pictures at the
    moment and, if anyone cares to have a look, here's the link :

    http://ronfisher2.fotopic.net/c1099919.html

    In a couple of weeks or so I shall move them on to the North Wales
    Quarry Railways colletion and they will then be here :

    http://ronfisher.fotopic.net/c916150.html

    Hope that they are of interest.
     
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    ipod Well-Known Member

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    They are indeed, the DeWinton at PYO is quite something... many thanks.
     
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    Anthony Coulls Well-Known Member

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    I'll say, thanks seconded! That's the loco shed on the top level isn't it? The one that Gelli's frames were found in as the inspection pit?
     
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    8-10 Brass Cleaner Member

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    Certainly are Ron.

    Lower down, you have some vintage bus pics. The little charabancs next to the Green Jersey Leyland TD1 is what I think is Mike Sutcliffes Chevrolet.
     
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    Cracking photos as ever Ron, excuse my ignorance but what happened to the De Winton?
     
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    ipod Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where Gelli's frames have ended up?


    The caption below the image states that Pendyffryn is now at the BMR. ;-)
     
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    After they were recovered from Pen yr Orsedd they spent quite some time out at the back of the Slate Museum in Llanberis - in addition to the frames there was (at least) a tank and a crank axle wheelset. The area where they were is where the cottages from Tanygrisiau now stand; I think the de Winton parts may have been removed to Llanuwchllyn.
     
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    I understand that Gelli's frames are currently located in Berkshire. I also vaguely remember being told that the water tank isn't from Gelli and is from a different pattern De Winton. Might be wrong there though!

    James.
     
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    Francis Stapleton had Gelli's frames, a water tank from a different De Winton and two plain axles IIRC. My De Winton records and notes are currently elsewhere, so cannot say exactly what at the mo. Last known in Berkshire as said above.
     
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    Thanks for the infomation chaps..... all of great interest.
     
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    45669 Part of the furniture

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    I did an Internet search and read that Pendyffryn had been rescued and was now at the Brecon Mountain Railway, so added it to the caption. Can anybody confirm that this is correct? (I assume that it is; I read it on the Internet!)
     
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    kscanes Resident of Nat Pres

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    PENDYFFRYN is listed at the Brecon Mountain Railway in the current "Industrial Locomotives" book published by The Industrial Railway Society http://www.irsociety.co.uk

    GELLI is listed at Peter Smith, Newbury.
     
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