Tryfan Junction

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

Tryfan Junction is a request halt on the Welsh Highland Railway. It 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]

History[edit]

The station was originally built by the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways. When originally built the NWNGR main line was to Bryngwyn, and the line to South Snowdon (Rhyd Ddu) was a secondary branch line. 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.

Restoration[edit]

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 the main line lacks 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 restoration has been carried out to a high standard and won a national prize. It is a pity that not many people see it.

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

See also this page for details on the Bryngwyn branch

Car Park[edit]

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

Company Access Statement[edit]

For general details see here
There is no additional information for this location

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External Links[edit]

http://www.welshhighlandheritage.co.uk/Tryfan.htm For more information and pictures of the restoration.