Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 05 - Rails! (1990)
Looking towards Rhyd Ddu, from near the mill, along the main tip. Note the rails still in place! Middle right is the start of the tramway route round to the abortive underground workings with the scant remains of a dressing shed visible. Unusually this tramway level is slightly below the Mill level - was the latter raised higher during the sites final phase of working post WW1?
Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 06 - Tip view (1990)
Standing at the end of the tip tramway, this is the view back towards the mill. On the right is the short incline down to lake level with the (ruined) remains of the drumhouse. To the left is the aforementioned undergound workings tramway beginning its curve around the hillside. Top left are the small quarry workings.
Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 07 - Drumhouse (1990)
A view of the tip tramway and the drumhouse showing how the rails bypass the incline. Remarkably most of these rails are still in situ over a quarter of a century after this photo was taken!
Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 08 - Tramway route (1990)
This is the course of the tramway that runs around the hill to end in a large cutting, the site of the undeveloped undergound workings. Note section of the bridge rail (different to the Hudson type rail seen on the waste tip) of the same type and length as other rails found across the way at the Llyn y Gader site.
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