Tan-Y-Manod

The Site

 

The original site of Tan-Y-Manod was used as a small depot for trains terminating at Blaenau Ffestiniog as well as a transhipment area for slate. There have been various changes to the site over the years by the Great Western Railway and British Railways which resulted in changes to the trackwork and demolishing of the engine shed and filling in of the turntable.

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Proposal

The original platforms at Tan-Y-Manod used for transhipment of the slate to the standard guage line still remain in place. It is believed that the original turntable also remains in site but filled in.

The Trust plan is to restore the site to a small MPD status but also to utilise the platforms remaining in place to create a terminus to be used by the Trust until such time as an agreement can be made with Network Rail and the Ffestiniog Railway to allow operation into Blaenau Ffestiniog itself.

The site is currently owned by Gwynedd Council and the Trust hopes to initiate negotiations with the Council in 2021 to share its thoughts on the site and engage with the Council in the hope that they will share the trusts desires to return the line to operational status.