Day Log/1871-06-29

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On this day the Merionethshire Railway was incorporated. It had Samuel Holland as its Chairman. Holland, who was also Chairman of the Festiniog and Blaenau Railway was getting frustrated by the stranglehold exerted by the Festiniog, and therefore proposed this 10 mile line.

It became more of a bargaining option, than actual project. There were 3 extensions of time, before an abandonment order was made[1]


  1. ^ Boyd, James I.C. (1972). Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire. Lingfield, Surrey, England: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 9780853611158. OCLC 707587. p052

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