Gorseddau Tramway

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The Gorseddau Tramway was not incorporated by an Act of Parliament, and opened by 1845 using portions of the Tremadoc Tramway.[1] In 1857 Charles Spooner quoted the tramway £16-4s.-0d. for constructing slate waggons to be built at Boston Lodge.[2] The tramway was 3 foot gauge. Spooner wrote to the tramway's Mr. Dixon several times and mentions the gauge. He quotes for waggons like those made by Thomas De Winton but one foot longer and made with wrought iron tyres, first quality iron and timber of foreign oak. In a note to a map Boyd suggests that some tracks around the west side of the harbour in Porthmadog may have been mixed gauge (3ft and 2 ft gauge) to accommodate the Gorseddau Tramway traffic. The line to the North followed the line of Madoc Street.[3]

It was reconstituted as part of the Gorseddau Junction and Portmadoc Railways Company


References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyd, James I.C. (1975) [1959]. The Festiniog Railway 1800 - 1974; Vol. 1 - History and Route. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-8536-1167-X. OCLC 2074549. pp 119
  2. ^ Boyd, James I.C. (1975) [1959]. The Festiniog Railway 1800 - 1974; Vol. 1 - History and Route. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-8536-1167-X. OCLC 2074549. pp 49 - 50
  3. ^ Boyd, James I.C. (1975) [1959]. The Festiniog Railway 1800 - 1974; Vol. 1 - History and Route. Blandford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-8536-1167-X. OCLC 2074549. p 43.

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