Day Log/1876-05-24

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On this day, One of the axlea of a wagon in a slate train broke at Tan y Bwlch and as a result, seven others derailed, with a quantity of slates being damaged as a result.

The axle was made of Bowling iron by Messrs. Caine & Co. of Liverpool and had been in use for about twenty years. The fracture had occurred close behind the boss of the wheel and there was a considerable flaw in the middle as though it had not been properly welded. [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