Weekly Exhibit

A novel form of transport used at the Craig Ddu Quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Ceir Gwyllt was a unique institution made possible by the relatively long inclines with modest gradients of around 1 in 6. The quarrymen went to work in empty wagons hauled up the inclines but after work, when the inclines had ceased operating, they used gravity cars running on the middle pair of rails between the two tracks of the inclines. As many as two hundred men would descend in this way, each using their own car which was put into a wagon to be taken up again in the morning.