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Bangor University
Porthmadog, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway Draft Order

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PBSSR

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Porthmadog, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway Draft Order

Short Title: Porthmadog, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway Draft Order

Creation date(s): 1903

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Light Railway Commissioners

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: According to Alan Turner, author of The Welsh Highland Railway , 1996, The Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway Co. was incorporated under an Act of Parliament dated 17th August 1901. The Act gave the new company powers to purchase the Croesor Tramway from the Portmadoc, Croesor and Beddgelert Tram Railway Co., and this purchase was made on the 30th June 1901 by the payment of £10,000 to the Receiver of the latter company, James Cholmeley Russell, who was also Receiver of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways. The P.B. & S.S.R. was authorised to construct a railway between Portmadoc and Beddgelert utilising the Croesor Tramway part of the way. The North Wales Narrow Gauge had already obtained a Light Railway Order on the 3rd November 1900 authorising it to extend from Rhyd-ddu to Beddgelert. Thus by purchasing the North Wales Narrow Gauge, the P.B. & S.S.R. could provide the proposed through route. The P.B. & S.S.R. was further empowered, by and Act of Parliament dated 15th August 1904, to construct a line from Dinas northwards to reach Caernarfon harbour. Although the P.B. & S.S.R. purchased land to this end, no work was ever commenced on this line which would have relieved the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways dependence on the L.N.W.R. at Dinas Junction .

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Printed draft order of the Light Railway Commissioners authorising the construction of a light railway in the county of Caernarfon and the transfer to that Company of the powers conferred upon the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways (Beddgelert Light Railway Extension) Order, 1900 and other matters.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 24529

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, January 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Locomotives | Wales | Gwynedd
Narrow gauge railways | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Porthmadog, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway Company

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