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Jun 18, 2021

Friog's carbon-copy train crashes

The concrete avalanche shelter visible from Fairbourne beach was a response to two fatal train accidents, 50 years apart, which had eerie similarities. In both cases, debris from the road and hillside above deflected a northbound ...

locomotive off the tracks, sending it crashing onto the seashore below. The driver and fireman were killed each time. Both trains had three coaches and a van at the rear, all of which remained on the ledge which carries the railway past Friog. For more about the shelter and the accidents, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the Wales Coast Path at the southern end of Fairbourne seafront. Or click here