The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales

Some views from 1963, 64 and 65 by Michael Bishop - page 2

Port Penrhyn - July 1963

Two views of Port Penrhyn without a rail or road vehicle in sight.  Today the port is home to a fleet of mussel dredgers.  It also deals with sea dredged sand, cargos of slate aggregate and yachts.

The standard and narrow gauge tracks lead out of the port into the undergrowth.  This section is now a cycleway.  A lot of the narrow gauge track was re-used on the Ffestiniog Railway.

Aberllefenni, 1963 and 65

A slab wagon loaded with blocks for the mill at the entrance to the underground workings, 13th July 1965.  

13th July 1965, the two structures in the distance are water powered balances used to lift slate waste to the tips.

Cut slate on flat wagons. 13th July 1965.

A general view of the dressing shed complex in July 1963.  Motive power on this surviving stretch of the 2'-3" gauge Corris Railway was a road tractor.

The dressing shed at Aberllefenni in July 1963, apart from the absence of narrow gauge track, today's view is very similar.

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