Dinorwic Quarry (10) – A3 Incline Drumhouse

A3 Incline Drumhouse

Date

5 February 2012
Location

Dinorwic Quarry, Llanberis

SH 59080 60264; 53.12086°N, 4.10723°W

Information

The south-western aspect of Elidir Fawr, above the lake Llyn Peris and the town of Llanberis, is dominated by the sculpted landscape formed by the now quiet galleries of Dinorwic Quarry. Commercial quarrying of slate started there in 1787 and production continued until the business closed in 1969…

Dinorwic Quarry;
Other posts in this series

Drumhouse

Single track splitting into up and down tracks on the incline. Inclines operated as gravity-powered cable railways, with the weight of descending wagons laden with slate pulling empty wagons up from the bottom.

Drumhouse roof

Winding drum, showing brake around the rim

Winding drum

Cable

Drumhouse

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7 thoughts on “Dinorwic Quarry (10) – A3 Incline Drumhouse

  1. The good thing about Dinorwig is that within acceptable parameters of personal comfort, it really doesn’t matter about the weather…although my least favourite here is a sunny day, doesn’t suit the place at all!

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