Barmouth Junction and Arthog Tramway
|Barmouth Junction and Arthog Tramway|
|Track gauge||3 ft (914 mm)|
|Route length||2 miles (3.2 km)|
The tramway was built by Solomon Andrews in 1899 as part of his scheme to develop Arthog as a holiday resort. It used the routes of previous tramways which had been constructed from the 1860s as part of quarrying operations.
The tramway connected Mawddach Crescent to Barmouth Junction railway station and other lines were built to local quarries to provide building material for the terraces of houses built as part of the holiday resort project.
The project failed and after the summer season in 1903 the tramway was closed, never to re-open. The single passenger car was transferred to the Pwllheli and Llanbedrog Tramway.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.