Sudden closure of Welsh narrow gauge railway

THE Penrhyn Quarry Railway at Bethesda has closed down at short notice.

The group running the fifth-of-a-mile section of the former Penrhyn Railway is also dispersing its stock from its Felin Fawr base to other narrow gauge lines.

Back at its former workplace: Quarry Hunslet George Sholto at the 2012 opening of the first section of the revived line. PENRHYN QUARRY RAILWAY

In a statement posted on Facebook, Penrhyn Rail Ltd director Ellis Griffith Morey said: “It is true the Penrhyn team are moving from Felin Fawr. The railway is not being evicted.

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“Over the past few weeks it has become clear the railway could not continue at Felin Fawr due to circumstances beyond our control.

“We will be issuing a further statement once all of our supporters have been contacted and informed of what is going on. We are currently following a few leads for the future.”

No explanation for the sudden demise of the revival attempt was given, but there was internet speculation that it might have been due to a series of
break-ins at Felin Fawr.

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