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  Old railway wagons, Aberdulais, Glamorgan, Wales   Aberdulais.

These are old mining trucks used for moving the ore and spoil on a narrow gauge railway which has long since disappeared.

 

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  Waterwheel, Aberdulais, Glamorgan, Wales   Aberdulais.

This replica waterwheel is in working order, although it wasn't working when we were there, and is now used to generate electricity. The wheel sits in the original wheel pit and a flywheel would have transmitted rotary power to the rollers of the Victorian tinplate works where two wheels originally operated side by side.

 

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  Old chimney stack, Aberdulais, Glamorgan, Wales   Aberdulais.

The chimney stack would have been the only visible part of the Aberdulais tinplate works and their primary use was to take waste gases away from the gorge. The existing stack stands about 60 feet high and fragments of the old annealing furnace can also be seen nearby.

 

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  Waterfall, Aberdulais, Glamorgan, Wales   Aberdulais.

There are a number of waterfalls here of which this is one. The river rises in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and flows down the Dulais valley for approximately 8 miles before cascading over the Aberdulais waterfall and then it joins the River Neath.

 

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