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Bala Lake Railway
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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 12:53 am
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Alwin
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This was the third railroad i visited during my vacation trip. (The second one comes next).

It was at Bala Lake in Wales. Ther was a steam gala during the day I visit. They had 5 or 6 loco's under steam and rode passenger and freight trains. The line is not very long, about 4 km and is almost completely straight, so no photo's could be made from the train during the ride.
It was originally a railroad to transport slate.































Someone knows where this car was used for?


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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 01:40 am
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Hi Alwin,
the wagon in the last photo is a gunpowder van, used for transporting black powder to the either the quarry face or to the storage magazine near the quarry face.

Later PS - the detonators and powder are transported in separate compartments

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As a guess, similar cars were used in Brazil to haul
flammable material and possibly explosives for mining operations. The engine's were wood fired and possible sparks
could ignite the load if on an open car.



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@Alwin
in the first photo, you can also see what we called 'firebird' in my time - one of the better known characters on the FR had a proper name, too - Sue Sparks!



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A dynamite car? Like this one? From the shops of Mr. Herbert Kephart.

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Thanks guys. I thought it was for dynamite, gunpowder or something like that but wasn't sure.

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