The Ruthin and Cerrig-y-Drudion Railway was a proposed 1 ft 11+1⁄2 in (597 mm) narrow gauge railway that would have linked the towns of Ruthin and Cerrig-y-Drudion in Denbighshire, Wales. A bill was put before Parliament in 1873, promoting the railway, which was intended to meet the planned branch of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways from Beddgelert at Cerrig-y-Drudion.
|Ruthin and Cerrig-y-Druidion Railway (Abandonment) Act 1884|
|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act for the abandonment of the Ruthin and Cerrig-y-druidion Railway and for other purposes.|
|Citation||47 & 48 Vict. c. lxx|
|Royal assent||23 June 1884|
|Repealed by||Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2013|
Although the bill was withdrawn, a second Act was successfully passed in June 1876. Some construction work started in 1879, but was abandoned in 1884. The route can be traced for about 8 km (5.0 mi) from Ruthin LNWR station to Cefn-yr-iwrch farm between Bontuchel and Cyffylliog.
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