Day Log/1876-05-17

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On this day, the axle of a wagon in a slate train travelling between Tanygrisiau and Tan y Bwlch broke. It had been made of the best iron by Messrs. Caine & Co. of Liverpool, and had been in use since September 6th 1870. The fracture occurred close to the boss of the wheel and appeared to have been broken for some time[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. p574