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Solar Audio Post – Dyffryn Llynfi Porthcawl Railway

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3 Solar Audio Posts were used along the trail, at the Cefn Junction Box and the Parc Slip Nature Trail. Each plays an audio message in Welsh on one button and English on another. The audio posts also display signage underneath the laser etched button plate with a QR code that links to a video hosted on youtube, giving further details about that particular area of the trail.

In 1828 the horse-drawn 17 mile line between Maesteg and Porthcawl opened, it was built to connect the Porthcawl harbour with the Cefn Cribbwr, Aberkenfig and Maesteg iron works, as well as the Dyffryn Colliery.

By 1831 it was carrying passengers and by 1861 horsepower had been replaced by steam power. Porthcawl became a popular destination for day trippers and the line remained busy until its closure in 1960 as a direct result of the ‘Beeching Report’.

Now a well trodden heritage walk the old DLPR route offers an intriguing look into Wales’ industrial past with some wonderful scenery and wildlife to enjoy along the way. Beginning in Maesteg the route takes visitors through Parc Tondu then Parc Slip Nature Park, to the Cefn Junction Signal Box and then finally Bedford Park.

Solar Audio Post at Dyffryn Llynfri Porthcawl Railway

Solar Audio Posts

3 Solar Audio Posts were used along the trail, at the Cefn Junction Box and the Parc Slip Nature Trail. Each plays an audio message in Welsh on one button and English on another. The audio posts also display signage underneath the laser etched button plate with a QR code that links to a video hosted on youtube, giving further details about that particular area of the trail.

Solar Audio Post by Blackbox-av at DLPR

Thanks to our specially designed solar electronics the posts can play their messages on even overcast days without needing to draw upon their battery reserves (which are constantly being recharged), the posts also have the ability to provide message play counts, so Bridgend Council can see exactly how many times each post has been activated.

Blackbox-v Solar Audio Outdoot Posts at DLPR

Constructed from oak they blend nicely with their surroundings and add a great element to this popular trail.

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