George Overton

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George Overton was an engineer from Breconshire who made a survey of a proposed railway from Rhiwbryfdir to Portmadoc in 1824, probably at W.A.Madocks request. From the quarries the line headed south, utilising 3 inclines before reaching Dol-y-moch. From then on the line followed the northern bank of the river Dwyryd, passing the riverside quays downstream of Maentwrog (from where slates were still being loaded and transported away by "Philistines"), before crossing the headland near Minffordd and terminating on the Boston Lodge side of Traeth Mawr for further shipment.

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How Festiniog got its Railway, MJT Lewis