Clayton Equipment is involved in the overhaul of the Llechwedd Slate Caverns manrider. Llechwedd Slate Caverns is a tourist attraction in Gwynedd, Wales that details the history of slate mining. The Deep Mine Tour at the facility takes visitors back to the Victorian era, accessing the underground cavern using Britain’s steepest cable railway to depths of 500ft.
London Underground was the first, and is one of the busiest, passenger metro systems in the world. Since 1863, the network in, and under, the British capital has enabled London to become one of the preeminent world cities. It is estimated that 1.27 billion journeys are made yearly on the network, a figure projected to rise to 1.5 billion by 2023.
Regular maintenance is required to meet this demand and currently a renewals programme valued at approximately £2 billion is underway, as London Underground moves towards a 24-hour service. To help this happen, Clayton Equipment is in the process of converting 14 old Schoma diesel locomotives to Clayton Equipment CB40 specification battery-electric traction.
Using our expertise, Clayton Equipment has recently refurbished and upgraded a Transfer Trolley for a leading UK scientific research laboratory. Originally built in 1958, the trolley is used to move large radiation shield protection concrete blocks, to and from a test chamber.