I understand from Andrew Macfarlane, reported in this week's North Wales Coast Railway notice board, that Network Rail are shortly to start clearing vegetation from Llandudno Junction yard and Glan Conwy freight terminal in preparation for a new flow of crushed slate waste for Breedon Aggregates. This will presumably be brought-in by road from Penrhyn Quarry and possibly elsewhere. This will be the first slate despatched by rail since the late-1950s (was it Greaves' siding at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Port Dinorwic or Port Penrhyn?) I wonder if readers have any further information? I believe Freightliner once made a trial run of aggregate wagons to Blaenau but nothing came of it. I think there is something like 10 million tonnes of slate waste in North Wales. Also nearby Penmaenmawr sidings are being refettled for new traffic for the Hanson Group apparently.