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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 11 - Llyn y Gader workings (2013)

A short walk over boggy ground and this scene comes into view - The flooded pit of Llyn y Gader complete with its haulage incline leading up to the waste tip plateau. The main difference from 1990 is the amount of overgrowth thats beginning to envelope the site around the pit.
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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 12 - It's soggy at the bottom! (2013)

I know, shooting into the sun never works - but every time i visit here that durn sun's always in the wrong place - and as i'm only passing through there isn't time to wait. Anyway, this shot compares well with a similar one in the 1990 section and shows that, structurally at least, not much has changed. The incline bed is in good condition and the leat embankments are still standing. It is a shame that the interchange at pit rim level (for finished product to be led off to the left onto the exit / tip tramway) is buried under water and overgrowth.
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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 13 - Twin wheels (2013)

The incline head with the two wheel pits alongside. This pumping / haulage / power system was carbon neutral long before the term was ever dreamed up! Note how the inclines crimp has sunk with the bowing of the walling - but then it has been like that for some time.
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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 14 - Fallen over (2013)

The biggest part of the south western mill wall lies where it landed - but did it get blown over or knocked over? It seems likely that this mill was robbed of items for the (later) Gader Wyllt upper mill - especially its beams - so did this wall come down then? It was certainly large and appears to be a gable wall.
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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 15 - Rail (2013)

Still hidden amongst the rubble is this section of bridge rail - a type used throughout the industry on lightweight tramways.
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