Created 16-Sep-12
Modified 24-Sep-12
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The 'junction' at the bottom of the inclines from Rosydd and Croesor quarries. The RAF Rescue helicopter must have been on a traning exercise unless someone had reported us as in difficulty!

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A view from the mountainside of the Llyn Cwmorthin lake and the waste tips of the slate quarry. The route of the Cwmorthin tramway is clearly seen as a track on the far shore of the lake.A view across Cwmorthin lake from above the tips showing the fingers of slate waste tipped into the lakeAnother view of Cwmorthin showing the managers house in the grove of trees to the left and a workshop on the lake shoreThe tunnel on Wrysgan inclineTop of the Wrysgan incline just outside the tunnel. Part of the haulage gear is visible, latterly powered by an old car engineJunction of two inclines in the Croesor valleyJunction of two inclines in the Croesor valleyEntrance to Fron Boeth tunnel that connected that quarry with the Croesor valley and tramway via an inclineLooking up the Rosydd incline from the hed of the Croesor tramwayA view of the Croesor quarry inclineView from the top of the Rosydd inclineAbandoned slate wagon at the base of the Rosydd incline.View from the top of the Rosydd incline down the Croesor ValleyRuined mill at Rosydd mineOn the route of the Cwmorthin tramway this section of original track has been exposed.