82032 1961-09-09 Minffordd
BR Standard class 3MT 2-6-2T No 82032 arrives at Minffordd with the 4pm friom Barmouth on September 9, 1961.
Peter Kerslake says "82032 is crossing over from the down line to the single platform on the up line at Minffordd, situated at the summit of the 17 miles long climb from Penrhyndeudraeth, at its steepest 1 in 65.
The 19-lever frame signal box is just visible above the cab top of 82032 whilst the Festiniog's substantial stone built bridge is above the second coach.
Portmadoc is the next station to the west and Minffordd Quarry which supplied granite ballast was just west of the station at Minffordd. There was a substantial goods yard dating back to the days of the Cambrian Railway was located at the far end of the station with access gained from the down main line which dropped away sharply from the station on a 1 in 50 gradient down towards Portmadoc."
Photo: M.J. Fox/Rail Archive Stephenson