Leadmine Curve

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Leadmine Curve
Just before Cei Mawr, the gate for the siding to the left.
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Leadmine Curve is a location at the Porthmadog end of Cei Mawr. It is so named because there was once a short siding here serving the Catherine & Jane Consols lead mine. It has been suggested that the siding extended right into the mine (about 1/2 mile) but geography (some very serious differences in levels) and the lack of earthworks suggest otherwise. The siding probably extended for less than fifty yards beyond the FR's boundary gate.

The trackbed of the siding taken during an organised walk to the Catherine & Jane lead mine

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