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Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway Directors Report 1907 | by ian.dinmore
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Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway Directors Report 1907

The Portmadoc, Beddgelert, & South Snowdon Railway (PBSSR) never actually ran a service at all. It had acquired Parliamentary powers to operate the whole line with electric traction with power supplied from overhead wires. However, by 1906 the PBSSR had only constructed the track in the Aberglaslyn Pass, the Aberglaslyn tunnels and the trackbed beyond Nantmor. In an abortive exercise, PBSSR also built a deep cutting on a steep gradient to the north of Beddgelert. The PBSSR electricity was to have been provided by its parent company (North Wales Power & Traction) from the hydro-electric station it owned in Nant Gwynant Nant Gwynant Power Station.

 

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Uploaded on September 18, 2014