Tryfan Junction

Coordinates: 53°06′29″N 4°14′23″W / 53.10819°N 4.23972°W / 53.10819; -4.23972
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Tryfan Junction
Status Halt Open
Latitude 53:06:27.90N
Longitude 04:14:24.11W
Grid reference SH501591
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53°06′29″N 4°14′23″W / 53.10819°N 4.23972°W / 53.10819; -4.23972

Tryfan Junction lies at a height of 114.234m (374.69 ft), and a route distance of approx 32.21km (20 miles) from Porthmadog.[route 1][wikipedia 1]

Originally, when being proposed and built under the NWNG, the main line was to a place called Bryngwyn, and a secondary line was to South Snowdon (Rhyd Ddu). This was the point the lines diverged. At a later date the priorities were reversed as the Rhyd Ddu line became the principal passenger line and the Bryngwyn Branch carried mostly goods, serving the quarries on Moel Tryfan.

The station building here fell into utter dilapidation during the closure but the Welsh Highland Heritage Group formed the unshakable resolution to rebuild it. It might be said that this desire was one of the more extreme manifestations of railway enthusiasm - when at the time the reconstruction commenced the main line lacked proper stations at Caernarfon, Waunfawr and Beddgelert, perhaps some may think that rebuilding Tryfan Junction could have come lower in the list of priorities. However, the station building has been the subject of a remarkable conservation project by the Welsh Highland Heritage Group. For more information and pictures, [click here]. The restoration has been carried out to a high standard and won a national prize, although not enough people visit the site and see inside the building. Openings are generally limited to special trains and celebrations e.g. the WHR Centenary celebrations in 2022 and 2023.

There is a nearby level crossing of an exceedingly minor road which extends all of fifty yards beyond the railway. There are 22 (twenty-two) signs required here by the authorities. Evidently Tryfan Junction is a resort for the far-out enthusiasts of road signs too.


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There is no proper car park facilities around the area. The is space for up to 3 vehicles on grass adjacent to the station

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