Day Log/1875-08-14

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On this day, whilst a passenger train was approaching Duffws station, the driving wheel axle of the engine broke. The axle was made of a sort of brittle Bowling iron and was about three years old. The breakage, from what is indicated, was supposed to be due to bad material and a sharp corner between the wheel and the bush. Apparently it had been noted that there was a previous flaw at the place of fracture. [1]

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  1. ^ Boyd, James I.C. (1975) [1959]. The Festiniog Railway 1800 - 1974; Vol. 2 Locomotive and Rolling Stock and Quarry Feeders. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 085361-168-8. p573