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.

“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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