Clogwyn railway station

Clogwyn is an intermediate station on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. It is located on an exposed ridge overlooking the Llanberis Pass and Clogwyn Du'r Arddu cliffs, a popular climbing spot.

Clogwyn
Trains at Clogwyn
Location
PlaceLlanberis
AreaGwynedd
Coordinates53.0841°N 4.0803°W / 53.0841; -4.0803
Grid referenceSH 607 561
Operations
Original companySnowdon Mountain Railway
Platforms1[1]
History
6 April 1896Opened and closed following an accident
9 April 1897Opened
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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The line starts in the valley bottom at Llanberis at an altitude of 353 ft (108 m), Clogwyn station stands at 2,556 ft (779 m).The summit station stands at 3,493 feet (1,065 m), 68 feet (21 metres) below the summit of the mountain.

The station opened with the railway on 6 April 1896, but both closed the same day following an accident. They reopened on 9 April 1897 without mishap and have operated since except during wartime.

The station has one platform.

Preceding station   Heritage railways Following station
Rocky Valley Halt   Snowdon Mountain Railway   Summit

References

  1. Mitchell & Smith 2010, Photos 119 & 120 & Map XXXIV.

Sources

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2010). Bangor to Portmadoc: Including Three Llanberis Lines (Country Railway Routes). Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978 1 906008 72 7.
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