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John L Dobson

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Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:03:54 PM »
The FR's Inside Motion site is reporting that the northern portal is now complete, see: http://insidemotion.co.uk

The southern portal is scheduled for next winter
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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 07:40:13 PM »
Wow, nice looking portal.

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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 10:55:05 PM »
That is splendid work, John. Thanks for alerting us!

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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 11:08:44 PM »
That's some very fine slate masonry.

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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 03:24:00 AM »
A gorgeous piece of architecture Well done !

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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 10:06:13 PM »
John Dobson, is there some labelled location on google's satellite view of the region that is near the Moelwyn tunnel?

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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 11:02:51 PM »
Here is a Google satellite view of the tunnel: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Blaenau+Ffestiniog,+UK/@52.9692649,-3.9703565,513m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48650cd167441ae7:0xe9cce3c9627da57d!8m2!3d52.998337!4d-3.944894

Note this is the "new" Moelwyn Tunnel completed in 1977, not the "old" tunnel on the earlier alignment (slightly to the east) that was flooded by the Tanygrisiau hydroelectric reservoir: https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Moelwyn_Tunnel
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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 09:51:37 AM »
Pan south a little in the satellite view and look at that loop back over itself to descend down.
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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 02:05:13 PM »
That's the Dduallt Spiral. It's a spectacular bit of railway.

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Re: Ffestiniog Railway Moelwyn Tunnel north portal
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 11:08:00 PM »
Thank you, Philip and Bill!