[Pic 4] Cwm Machno Quarry - Trwnc Incline and raised head (Aug 1982)
Pic 4 (above) shows the Trwnc inclines upper section with its unusual raised ramp and head. The large base appears to have once supported a header tank. Uphaulage inclines abound in a lot of quarries but this example is one of the strangest i've seen. Note the remains of pillars which once supported the large metal water pipes (the water came from a reservoir located above the quarry) and the steps that led up to the header tank. Also, in the background, can be seen Rhos-Goch quarry, who's exit incline dropped down to a tramway that then ran around Cwm Machnos tips to meet with the latters internal mills.
[Pic 5] Cwm Machno Quarry - Trwnc Incline and raised head 2 (Aug 1982)
Another view of the Trwnc inclines unusual raised head and the water pipe pillars. As this section was purely for counterbalance product from this level had to descend via another incline (off to the left of camera) which dropped down to near the Trwnc inclines drumhouse. As for the header tank - was it located inside the upper section or atop it ?
[Pic 6] Cwm Machno Quarry - Trwnc Incline and raised head 3 (Aug 1982)
Part the way down the Trwnc inclines upper section (on an intermediate level) is this neat 'accommodation' arch through to the waste tips on the eastern side. Note the tall pillar - one of several located alongside this section.
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