Day Log/1875-12-31

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On this day, an axle of a wagon in a slate train broke at Tanygrisiau, causing 3 wagons to derail and damaged the permanent way. The axle was made by Caine & Co. of Liverpool and had been in use since 6 July 1867. There was a 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