Barmouth Junction and Arthog Tramway

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Barmouth Junction and Arthog Tramway
Operation
Locale Arthog
Open August 1899
Close August 1903
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft (914 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Horse
Statistics
Route length 2 miles (3.2 km)

The Barmouth Junction and Arthog Tramway operated a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge tramway service in Arthog between 1899 and 1903.[1]

History[edit]

Mawddach Crescent

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.

Closure[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.