Tan-y-Manod was an important crossing point in the days of Narrow Gauge operation of the line but it was also an access point for the Craig Ddu tramway trans-shipment loading banks which can still be seen on the site today (Council owned). It was also a site of a 50ft turntable and small engine shed which included facilities for watering the locomotives. The turntable circle can be made out but it is completely filled in, who knows what remains under the old soil for the turntable.
Things to See
Things to See
The Trust would like ot be able to recreate the old engine shed and turntable at this location as well as creating a small display of narrow gauge wagons to illustrate the connection between the line and its narrow gauge history. This site would also give the Trust the opportunity to run around its trains should the option of running around at Blaenau Ffestiniog not prove possible.
We have been able to find some pictures to illustrate Tan-y-Manod and any known credits are in the pictures, where image is not credited we have been unable to source the photographer for the image and any information about who they are so that we can credit them would be appreciated.
Thank you to a member, Peter Bowers for assisting in sourcing these images.
An early view showing the signal box at Tan-Y-Manod along with the Craig Ddu winding house & incline