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The Festiniog Railway is fenced mainly with stone walls, sometimes with wire and standards on top.
It is noted the slate mining produced a lot of waste (90%) which maximised the amount of walls compared to fencing.
Low cost railway
The FR has always prided itself as being a cost-effective railway, especially on so-called "first" or capital costs. One way of being a Cheap Railway is not to provide facilities that are not absolutely in the earliest days of operation when trains operate at very low speeds. Such as fencing.
(QNNA) A question to ask is whether the line was fenced (or walled) from day one or at some later date?
Many walls have limited clearance.
Photo Mark Temple.
Tyler's Curve. A close shave. This picture was taken from an open window & within the carriage.
People leaning on wooden post and wire fence at Cwm Bychan.
Pen-y-mount Station exterior.
Paling fence outside the Harbour Station
post and wire fencing.
- Template:Moelwyn Tunnels Old & New - View of tunnel walls.