Minffordd Yard 19 October 2014

A panoramic view of the narrow / standard gauge interchange at Minffordd, pictured on 19 October 2014, with the 1 ft 11 in gauge Ffestiniog Railway in the foreground, and the standard gauge Pwllheli to Dovey Junction line in the background on the right. The diminutive Minffordd station is on the extreme right, situated on a tight curve, with the platform extending underneath the bridge carrying the Ffestiniog Railway. The overgrown remains of the exchange sidings can be seen. This is where slate was transshipped from the Ffestiniog to the standard gauge line. At one time the volume of slate transshipped exceeded that which was exported via Porthmadog. Nowadays the yard is used as a permanent way depot.