Penrhos rail yard

by Brian Scott September. 03, 2020 420 views

I've posted a few items recently featuring Penrhos Cutting and rail yard (with the big puddles) so, I thought I'd add some historical background for those of you who have seen them.

D-Day Storage

I think this view shows the Penrhos viaduct in the background, the piers for this are still standing but, of course, being allowed to slowly disintegrate, sadly.

Penrhos Junction

The piers shown in the photo, linked, still stand today but, are very overgrown, with plants and trees growing on them.

In the background to these piers, stood a lovely old road bridge, now filled in and the road replaced by a wider, new road.

View of the old bridge

It is a real shame, in my humble opinion, to see something like this, allowed to fade and disappear. There isn't even an information board telling people what this was.

This forms the start, for me, of several beautiful walks, varying from a couple of miles to 9 miles, through ancient forests and past a beautiful castle.

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David Nurse 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I agree, too many interesting places with history disappearing.
It's easy for people to just pass by.
Some local information posted near will get people to stop and think and make all the difference.
Thanks for sharing.

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
In Reach Of The Skies 9 months, 2 weeks ago

There must be something like 100 locos sitting there. The logistics for D-Day are quite mind boggling really.
I agree about the viaducts and the like, a real shame when they no longer have a use as they are generally pretty impressive structures. At least the couple I looked at recently still serve a purpose smile

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott Replied to In Reach Of The Skies 9 months, 2 weeks ago

There are some beauties still around, there were hundreds across Wales, mostly all gone but, many of the railways have left wonderful walks

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited