Railway Maps and Plans
This section is based on the
Maps' website originally authored by
Steve Harris. It was also available to be purchased as a cd as
part of the
fundraising for the rebuilding of the Railway.
Now the railway is complete the Maps website has therefore been
donated to the care of Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri and so has been
incorporated into its main website here. The content is the same as it
was in Steve's care, however, the navigation has been altered slightly
to align it within the Society's site navigation.
There are several sets of maps
or plans to choose from. They can be located and navigated
by clicking on the links below or to the left. This will then allow
areas to be
selected by clicking inside the rectangles until the desired map is
displayed. Some of the maps are also available in large resolution.
Profile (as proposed) of the new railway between
Porthmadog. There will be many places where this turned out to be
slightly different once the railway was finally constructed.
Plans or Transport &
Works Application plans submitted as proposed construction plans
(including limits of deviation) of the railway from Dinas to
- Large TWA
Plans details as for the 'standard' sized plans
WW1 Ordnance Survey Maps dating from before
while not actually showing the W.H.R., do show the N.W.N.G.R., the
P.B.& S.S.R. earthworks, and the Croesor tramway (see
WW1 Ordnance Survey Maps (c. 1916) which are
best viewed on a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
to WW1 Maps
The railway being re-instated
between Caernarfon and
Porthmadog in North Wales, called
the Project Rheilffordd Eryri or Welsh Highland Railway Project,
consists of several
sections of previous railways:
Caernarfon - Dinas
is part of the former
standard gauge line from Caernarfon to Afonwen. The 1916 maps
reproduced here show this railway as the L.& N.W.R.,
Carnarvonshire branch. These maps also show the Nantlle tramway where
it deviated from the standard gauge route.
Dinas - Rhyd Ddu
The trackbed of the former North
Wales Narrow Gauge Railway. This became part of the Welsh Highland
Railway (1923-1937), but is shown on the 1916 maps as the N.W.N.G.R.
There was also a branch to Bryngwyn which it is not planned to
Rhyd Ddu - Croesor Junc
trackbed of the Welsh Highland
Railway (1923-1937). This railway is not actually shown on the 1916
maps, but has been drawn on by hand to show its (later) route. The
earthworks and forestry sidings of an earlier attempt to build this
section are shown (the Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway
or P.B.& S.S.R.).
Croesor Junc - Porthmadog
trackbed of the Croesor
Tramway, which became part of the Welsh Highland Railway (1923-1937).
The 1916 maps show this as the Croesor Tramway and include a short
section towards the Croesor valley from Croesor Junction. Also note
there is no connection with the Festiniog Railway in Portmadoc.
Please note that the TWA
Plans are © Ffestiniog
Company (FRC), the Gradient Profiles
are © FRC and John Sreeves, and the WW1 Ordnance Survey maps are no
longer under copyright
because they are more than 50 years old. The OS maps were collated in
this format by Cedric Lodge and