Dinorwig Quarry and MAID MARIAN • 45 mins • B&W and Colour • DVD


Stills, and a lot of cine film, showing the 2’ gauge Hunslet 0-4-0s at work in Dinorwig Quarry before its closure, and the preservation of most of these engines.

The filming, on different levels of the quarry, is fascinating and vertigo inducing at times, with extremely high drops just a derailment away. The film and many of the stills were taken by Doug Carrington during the 1960s and the 1980s, and proceeds from the sale of the DVD go to to keep ‘Maid Marion’ running at the Bala Lake Railway.

Not all the stills show as well as one might like, but it is the cine film that really makes this DVD an interesting purchase for any narrow gauge or quarrying enthusiast.