Peco OO9 GR-321 Slate Wagons 1 Braked, 2 Unbraked - Pack of 3 Wagons

MRP £44.95
Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
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The 1’11.5” gauge Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales was built in the 1830s to carry slate from the quarries around Blaenau Ffestiniog down to Porthmadog for exporting by sea all over the world. Originally horses would haul rakes of empty waggons up the continuously graded line to the quarries (the coloured markings on the waggons depict the quarry it was assigned to). Once loaded, long rakes of waggons return to Porthmadog under gravity, with the brakesmen jumping across the waggons to apply the brakes when required. This operation continued with steam locomotives replacing the horses. Today the Ffestiniog is one of the leading tourist railways in the UK, but on special occasions demonstration gravity slate trains are still operated, manned by the dedicated team that maintains the fleet of waggons.
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