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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2013 01:37 pm
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I apologise for the poor quality of these pictures but they were taken through the train window.
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Looking back towards Morfa Mawddach.




This is the swing bridge section although it's a long time since it was last opened and it is no longer openable.


Swing bridge section in the middle distance.


From the Barmouth side of the Mawddach.

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When I was in the Air Cadets I did an adventure camp at Llanbedr, and I did some Mountain Climbing on a rock face above Barmouth, when climbing the Rock face or waiting your turn you could look back down at the river mouth and the Bridge, And what a view it was, one of the views I will never forget.



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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2013 04:37 pm
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Wasn't that the viaduct that was "eaten" by sea slugs or something similar quite recently ?

Never mind the train windows David - excellent shots. :thumbs



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Yes that's the one - Toredo worms or shipworms. The relevant timbers are now encased in a protective jacket. It was a bit touch and go as to whether it would be repaired at one stage but it was and is now one of the highlights of the journey up the coast.
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Somewhere I would really like to visit. Thanks for the photos.
Did you walk the rail trail to Dolgellau?

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Marty wrote: Somewhere I would really like to visit. Thanks for the photos.
Did you walk the rail trail to Dolgellau?

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Personally, I would like to visit all these places David photographs ! More great pics :thumbs.Out of the train window or not, either way, your pics are fantastic.

Maybe Bob or Allan could use one of these for next weeks jigsaw puzzle, with your kind permission ofcourse !

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Great photos but look at the state of the trackbed in the last photo.  So much for the Tory dogma of privatisation of the railway system.  I bet the trackbed wouldn't have been allowed to get into that state when the railways were state owned by the much maligned British Railways.

And now you are all going to post photos to prove me wrong...

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Marty wrote: Somewhere I would really like to visit. Thanks for the photos.
Did you walk the rail trail to Dolgellau?

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No I haven't yet Marty though I should really as it's relatively local.
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col.stephens wrote: Great photos but look at the state of the trackbed in the last photo.  So much for the Tory dogma of privatisation of the railway system.  I bet the trackbed wouldn't have been allowed to get into that state when the railways were state owned by the much maligned British Railways.

And now you are all going to post photos to prove me wrong...

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I think it's as much to do with legislation as anything Terry. There will be all sorts of rules and regulations about using weedkillers so close to the estuary. It's probably also the reason for using steel sleepers a lot nowadays so they don't have any comebacks from people complaining about the use of creosote.
I agree though it certainly doesn't look good or create a good impression to passengers.
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