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Of all the characters and personalities that have made up the Ffestiniog Railway over the years, few can be remembered with more affection than Lottie Edwards, crossing keeper at Quarry Lane Crossing, Minffordd. Her smoke blackened kettle was always on the go in the crossing house kitchen and tea was dispensed to the volunteers by the gallon! Volunteers working in the Minffordd area were always welcome to drop in for a cuppa, and Lottie's was a regular meeting place for volunteers to congregate on a Saturday evening when they would crowd into Lottie's front parlour and talk trains.
Although Quarry Lane Crossing is the official name for the level crossing where Lottie once worked, it is generally known to most connected to the railway as Lottie's Crossing.
Photo credit: Ron Fisher
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