Maenofferen Quarry incline car

This incline car was built by the quarrymen of the Maenofferen Quarry workshops – this was a major quarry in the mountains high above Blaneau Ffestiniog in North Wales. Most industrial railways had certain applications that the railway equipment builders just didn’t cover, therefore they modified existing wagons or locos to their own needs, hence this example.

It is currently being restored by our Wednesday crew and will need some extensive metal work! The photo was taken in 2013 when it was still within the dereliction of the mill at Maenofferen.