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Kentish Odyssey

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An excellent video taken by North Wales Railway Circle member Phil Thomas on a days line siding in Kent on the 10th August 2013.  Featuring the GBRF special, the "Kentish Odyssey" double headed by two class 73s top and tailing with a class 66. Also featuring a few suprises making it a grand day out.


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The Pehrhyn Railway 50 Years On

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On Tuesday, 24thJuly 2012, I visited the old Penrhyn Quarry loco sheds located at Coed y Parc, Bethesda.

It was the first public open day of The Penrhyn Railway.  The day was organised by Felin Fawr Cyf who run the industrial estate at Felin Fawr and who have rebuilt the railway.

The event was low key in respect of advertising; it appeared it was directed at local people as their way of thanking the locals and introducing them to the railway.  The chosen date marked 50 years to the day of the closing of the line from Coed y Parc to Port Penrhyn, although steam carried on in the quarry for several more years.

The event was opened by the Manager of the Penrhyn Slate Quarry.  This was done by cutting the traditional ribbon.  There were a number of media outlets on site during the morning recording the event.  It was pleasing to see a large turn out from the retired quarry work force, all exchanging facts, information and stories concerning the railway.  I hadn’t realised there were 24 petrol and diesel locomotives in the quarry; some were built by the quarry, others were bought in second-hand; a number of RAF locomotives being amongst them.  I then met Mr Robin Willis, who is the photographic archivist for the society.  In his possession he had a large photographic album.  I was informed that the archive has now amassed 2000 photographs of the railway.  I viewed the album, and I can only describe the contents as a tribute to the society’s diligence and hard work. Each photograph is actually being researched by the society.  On seeing the photographs, it became apparent that there had been a lot of transplanting of parts, eg boilers, water tanks, cabs, etc.  A prime example was a Hunslet locomotive called Pamela.  This was one such engine that had received numerous parts from donor engines.  There were pictures of her with different water tanks, with and without a cab.

The guest locomotive’s identity had been kept a closely guarded secret.  Only when she emerged from the loco depot was her identity revealed.  She was a Hunslet quarry engine named George Sholto, an ex-Penrhyn locomotive.

She looked resplendent in her green livery and red buffer beams, and looked a beautiful sight.  This locomotive had been transferred from the Bressingham Museum in Norfolk.  This move had been made the previous evening on a low loader articulated lorry.

George Sholto did numerous runs with the workmen’s open coach.  People boarded from the platform at the oil shed and were conveyed to the temporary platform at St Anne’s a short distance away.

The public were allowed to sample the delights of travelling in the open coach; the first thing that entered my mind whilst travelling in the coach was what a hardy bunch these quarrymen were, having worked all day labouring in the quarry and then travelling home in these open coaches - can you imagine this journey in the depths of winter? No wonder there are pictures of them wrapping themselves in old sacking prior to boarding the train.

The society had also made available a seated café area where tea and bara brith (my favorite) were served.

I must commend the society for a truly nostalgic day and the way they made it into a truly family day out, you only had to see the children’s faces whilst they were standing on the footplate of the Hunslett.

I first became aware of the Penrhyn Railway Society 2 years ago via the website I found this website informative and always look forward to their weekly updates.  All I can say is “well done, great day, keep up the good work”.

If anyone is interested in joining the society, an application form can be found on their website.

By Gareth Hughes.                                                             Photos Brian Bollington.



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All Cornish Branch Lines in a Day-A Pictorial Log

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All Cornish Branch Lines in a Day-A Pictorial Log

By NWRC member Gareth Hughes


On Tuesday, 19th June 2012, a group of North Wales Railway Circle members decided to visit Cornwall in an attempt to travel all of Cornwall’s passenger carrying branch lines.  We completed this in 11 hours 45 minutes.

The plan was to purchase a "Ride Cornwall Ranger" costing £10; this ticket states that it cannot be used before 09:00 on the day of travel, but there is one train that it can be on used prior to 09:00.  This is the 08:14 from Plymouth to Penzance.  This does not seem to be general knowledge, as this fact is not well-advertised.

We managed to get reasonably priced tickets on a Cross Country service from Macclesfield to Plymouth.

We departed Macclesfield on a Voyager 220317 (a Bournemouth service)



Cross Country Voyager 220317 enters Macclesfield Station  Photo Brian Bollington


At 10:10 we arrived in Stoke to see a north-bound china clay service hauled by EWS 60007; we were to see “James Bond” a little later on the trip.

At 10:26 Stafford, viewed north-bound Pendalino 390029 and a freightliner standing at a signal south-bound hauled by 90043.

At 10:44 Wolverhampton Station, we noted stabled Pendalino 390006 and a west-bound DMU for Shrewsbury, units 158833 + 158821. In the bay platform was an electric unit 323311.  On leaving Wolverhampton viewed EWS 66077 at the Corus Steel Depot.

At 10:59am New Street, Birmingham retired for lunch.

At 13:12 XC service to Penzance Voyager 221120. On arrival at Bristol viewed 2 Great Western HST’s; numbers are 43030 + 43156 and 43151 + unknown.

Our arrival at Taunton was at 15:22 and we decided to visit the town.  We returned to Taunton Station in time to catch the 17:50 XC service to Plymouth.  This was delayed due to signalling problems and we were transferred to a Great Western service DMU 150219 and we arrived in Plymouth at 19.31.



Cross Country Voyager 221120 prepares to depart Taunton for Plymouth.  Photo Brian Bollington  



43026 at rear of an up service HST at Taunton.  Photo Brian Bollington


We had booked 2 nights stay at the Quality Hotel in Plymouth, which has superb views across Plymouth Ho, where we viewed the comings and goings of numerous warships.



Room with a view, Quality Hotel, Plymouth.  Photo Brian Bollington


On Wednesday the 20th June we were up early and had purchased our tickets the previous evening.

08:14 departed Plymouth for St Erth on units 150216 + 150243



Penzanze bound Units 150216 + 150243 arrive at Plymouth.  Photo Brian Bollington



10:08 arrived St Erth, boarded units 150249 + 150123, these were in the bay platform



Crossing the footbridge from the down platform to the branch bay a HST arrives on the up thus three trains connect at St Erth simultaneously.  Photo Brian Bollington



Passengers interchange the branch bay is to the left of the picture.  Photo Brian Bollington


10:18 departed St Erth and travelled along the beautiful coastline to St Ives, arriving there at 10:31



Semaphores on the up main.                                      Approaching St Ives taken from the train.                       

Photo Gareth Hughes                                                  Photo Brian Bollington


With a very quick turn-round we departed St Ives at 10:33.  We were pleased to witness that this service was heavily patronised.



A large number of passengers disembark at St Ives.  Photo Brian Bollington


At 10:47 arrived at St Erth and got on the 10:55 service to Truro on unit 150216.



150216 arrives on up platform 2.  Photo Brian Bollington



At ll:25 arrived at Truro - went over to the bay platform to await the 11:51 departure for Falmouth Docks. 



150216 continues it's journey passing Truro signal box.  Photo Brian Bollington


  Falmouth Branch 


This service had 2 single units; 153382 + 153318.



Single car Units 153382 + 153318 arrive in the bay at Truro from the Falmouth branch.  Photo Gareth Hughes.


We set off and at Penrhyn we passed unit 150265 heading for Truro.  Penrhyn has a long single-faced platform having a loop for half its length.  This made it an interesting piece of railway working.



A shot of the well kept station at Penmere taken from the train.  Photo Brian Bollington.



Our train standing at the end of the branch in Falmouth.  Photo Brian Bollington.


At 12:14, arrived Falmouth Docks. This location was busy but not from a rail point of view.  This rail location is a shadow of its former self.

At 12:20, depart for Truro.

At 12:48 arrived Truro just in time to see our old friend 66007 heading for Penzance with a train of loaded fuel tankers.



EWS liveried 60007 passes through Truro with a down working of tankers.  Photo Brian Bollington.


The North Wales Railway Circle meetings are held in the Bangor Railway Institute; some of our members are also members of B.R.S.A. which entitles them to frequent railway association clubs throughout the UK.  In Truro, the G.W.R.S.A. club is directly over the road to the station so we decided to go in for a pint and a packet of crisps.  We were all made very welcome by the locals.

At 13:32 we departed Truro for Par on unit 150125 arriving there at 13:57.



A very traditional scene of semaphores and box at Par.  The Newquay branch is off to the right of the picture with the connection to the main line, which is to the left of the signal box, seen here passing behind  the box.                       Photo Brian Bollington.


At 14:08 we caught 150234 to Newquay.  As we left Par on the branch line we had a distant view of St Blazey loco depot.  We could see a number of unused class 60s, which appear to have been removed from storage at Toton, Nos. 60044/100/096 are believed to be among them.



A "purely for the record" shot of the class 60 locos, hiding behind undergrowth, taken from the train at St Blazey.  Photo Brian Bollington.


Passing the china clay sidings at Goonbarrow Junction a shunting locomotive named Issac was to be seen.



10150 "Issac" seen at Goonbarrow.  Photo Brian Bollington.



China clay wagons at the works in Goon barrow.  Photo Brian Bolligton. 


We continued to Newquay arriving at 14:56; again a smart turn round by the train crew, departing within 5 minutes of our arrival.  Newquay Station gave the impression of a ‘has-been’ location, with its two long platforms, only one in use, and the statutory supermarket having been built on the old freight yard.



With the weather turning ever wetter 150243 awaits departure from Newquay.  Photo Brian Bollington.


At 15:47 arrived back in Par. We then caught the 15:42 service to Liskeard, unit 150243 providing this service, arriving at 16:17.



150243 runs down the bank into Par station.  Photo Brian Bollington.



The branch train stands to the left of the picture with the Plymouth service having arrived on the right.  Note the Great Western style "lower quadrant" semaphore has been pulled off giving the right of way for the main line train. Photo Brain Bollington.


On vacating the train, I was expecting to see the Looe train in a bay platform.  To my surprise I was told to leave the main station and cross a road, the entrance to platform 3 would then be seen.  On crossing the road I could see a single platform with a platform 3 sign hanging from the canopy.  This is a single line terminus which I can only described as authentic with an air of heritage.  On standing on the platform, it wouldn’t have surprised me to see a pannier tank and auto coach pull in to the platform.


The Looe Branch



Platform 3 for the Looe branch at Liskeard.  Photo Gareth Hughes.



153368 stands at platform 3 forming the Liskeard to Looe service.  Photo Brian Bollington.


At 16:41, the unit 153368 commenced its journey, going under the western main line to Coombe Junction.  The guard informed me that there is still one freight train which runs on a Monday to the Moorswater Cement Factory the other side of Coombe Junction.

By now the weather had changed for the worse; it was raining continuously and the light was fading.  At Coombe Junction, the poor old conductor had to get out of the train, change the staff and pull the points for the Looe branch.  The driver changed ends and we proceded to Looe.



Managing  to squeeze hands and compact camera out of the top vent window this shot was taken showing, to the bottom left, the small cabin housing the ground frame and in the distance the line from Liskeard coming in from the left and the line on to Looe dropping down to the right.  Photo Gareth Hughes. 


We made our way down a narrow valley at a slow steady speed which gave us the chance to see the wildlife that was in abundance along the river we were following.

Our arrival in Looe was in a downpour; we got off, took a quick photograph and jumped back on.



Passengers alight and board 153366 in the pouring rain at Looe.  Photo Brian Bollington.



This plaque is on the wall at Looe station.  Photo Brian Bollington.



With Looe seen through the heavy rain in the back ground 153368 prepares for departure. Photo Brian Bollington.


We arrived back in Liskeard at 17:43, and departed Liskeard at 17:49 on unit 150243 heading for Gunnislake via Plymouth.



Single unit 153329 leads a 3 coach down train passing Liskeard signal box.  Note the unusual wooden semaphore signal above the station canopy in the top left of the picture.  Photo Brian Bollington.



150243 enters Liskeard bound for Gunnislake via Plymouth.  Photo Brian Bollington.



On route to Plymouth at St Germans station a former Great Western clorestory coach is seen sitting on it's own piece of track.  It is used as a camping coach and can be rented for holidays.  Photo Brian Bollington.


They always say leave the best until last, without a doubt the scenery on this line was second to none.


 The Gunnislake Branch

Having first returned to Plymouth and bay platform 3 we headed back out west leaving the west of England main line at St Budeaux and dived beneath it, travelled for some distance in a semi-circle and came back alongside the east shore of the Tamar River.  No sooner had we come alongside the river we went under Mr. Brunel’s imposing Saltash Bridge.  We continued up the ex-southern main line which is now down to a single track.



Hidden behind, the not so glamorous, road bridge and part covered by scaffolding and covers, for maintenance work, Isambard Kingdom Brunell's Saltash Bridge can just be seen through the window of the train as we run along side the River Tamar.  Photo Brian Bollington.


We arrived at Bere Ferrers Station where we briefly viewed the railway station museum and its outside exhibits.



Reflecting former Southern Railway days Beer Ferris signal box now part of the museum site.                                                  

Photo Brian Bollington.



The former Bere Ferres goods shed is in the back ground the semaphore signals are exhibits and not operational.      

Photo Brian Bollington.


We then continued to the next station which is Bere Alston.  This is a dead-end station; the line used to continue to Tavistock from this location.  The driver then changed ends and the guard made his way to ground frame and changed the points for Gunnislake.



Our train stands in Bere Alston station while the driver changes ends and the guard changes the points, a single line staff is in use, ready to proceed towards Gunnislake.  Photo Brian Bollington. 



Having changed ends the train will now proceed to Gunnislake on the line dropping away to the right, having arrived on the line coming in on the left.  Photo Brian Bollington.



In Southern colours the redundant Bere Alston signal box.  The old telegraph pole giving an indication of how busy this location would have been.  Photo Brain Bollington.


The next stop was Calstock this was reached immediately after traversing a large viaduct over the River Tamar.  



Train with a view.  Looking down as we travers the viaduct.  Photo Brian Bollington.



Looking down from the other side of the train, the picturesque village of Calstock.  Photo Brian Bollington. 



Well kept, simple but attractive Calstock station.  Photo Brian Bollington.



As we depart Calstock station we look back to catch a glimpse of the viaduct we have just crossed.                    

Photo Brian Bollington.


The weather now can only be described as atrocious making photographing difficult, and also driving the train problematic.  A mile and a half from Gunnislake we stopped at an ungated level crossing; the driver hooted and then moved forward.  We were in a deep cutting and the train’s wheels were slipping.  After a few minutes the driver managed to get adhesion, and we arrived at Gunnislake at 19:11.



At several level crossings on the line the train is required to come to a stand and sound it's horn before proceeding.  Photos Brian Bollington.



Gunnislake Terminus.  Photo Brian Bollington.



Looking towards Calstock and beyond.  Gunnislake is a simple dead end terminus, the line having receded some distance from it's origional location.  Photo Brian Bollington.  


Again a very quick turn round departing at 19:13, arriving back at Plymouth 19:58.

The 21st of June is the longest day, but I can only describe it as the longest day of rain that I have ever experienced.

Precis of the Day

First Great Western were GREAT; the service, numerous changes all went without a hitch.  As I mentioned previously, it was nice seeing all the trains being well-patronised.  All the staff we had contact with were pleasant and informative. The only thing that surprised was the amount of overhanging shrubbery that kept striking the train sides whilst in Cornwall.  Network Rail seriously needs to get their shears out this winter.  The scenery that we experienced definitely confirms The Cornish Riviera!  I thought I had travelled over some large viaducts on the Settle and Carlisle line, but Cornwall beats them hands-down for majesty and height.

This was an excellent trip and exceptional value for money.

Due to the poor photographic opportunities on Wednesday evening, one of our members travelled early on Thursday morning to Gunnisslake to obtain better photographs for this article.

Gareth Hughes 


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The Last Train To Collingwood

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The Barrie Collingwood Railway is a section of a former Canadian National line. Abandoned in 1996 it was revitalised as a short line to serve industries in The City of Barrie and the town of Collingwood Ontario by the authorities of both communities. The line crosses the Canadian Pacific on the level at Utopia, where there are exchange sidings linking the line with the national network.

On July 14th 2011, due to financial pressures, the section from Utopia to Collingwood saw the running of the last train.

Railway Circle member Brian Bollington, a regular visitor to the area, filmed the historic but sad occasion. Following the lines EMD GP9 loco 1001 ironically named “Spirit of Collingwood” as it ran light engine to Collingwood and returned with six tankers.


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Ffestiniog's Linda visits her old home

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In April 2012 ex Penrhyn Quarry locomotive "Linda", now running on The Ffestiniog Railway, called at her old home in Port Penrhyn, Bangor, Gwynedd.  

Origionally the port engine shed for The Penrhyn Quarry, Linda's old home is now a work shop for a mussel dredging company.  Linda was on route, albiet on the back of a lorry, when it was decided to call for a photo shoot.  Unfortunately there are no rails leading to the shed now but it was quite a site to see Linda return home briefly.      

Thanks to Scott Metcalfe, a Shipwright who is based next door to the old engine shed, for the photos. 

By NWRC member Garth Griffiths


Photo Scott Metcalfe


Photo Scott Metcalfe


Photo Scott Metcalfe




Photo Scott Metcalfe

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North Wales Railway Circle visit The Dean Forest Railway

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North Wales Railway Circle visit The Dean Forest Railway 

Wednesday 15th February saw members of The North Wales Railway Circle take advantage of the Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 offer again. This offer by Arriva is very good value and Circle members have used it a great deal for Circle events as well as family trips out. On this occasion the destination was Lydney to visit the Dean Forest Railway.


The first train of the day was the 06.02 departure from Bangor, this being the Holyhead to Cardiff service known as the “WAG”, hauled by 57313.  Seen above standing in Newport (Gwent) Station.

Members enjoyed a “main line” breakfast cooked by a chef on board and served at their tables. No disposable plates or plastic cutlery here, the real thing and at a reasonable price. Their destination on this train was Newport.

During the 40 minute wait at Newport station members were hoping to see some freight movement, they were not disappointed. Sightings of the tanker trains from Robeston near Milford Haven being among them.

Above: West bound empty tanks headed by 60091 in DB livery runs through Newport Station on the down fast.


Above: Entering Newport Station on the up east bound is 60071 Ribblehead Viaduct with a loaded tanker train.


The group continued their journey to Lydney with 150 unit 150254 on a service to Cheltenham via Chepstow enjoying good views of The Severn Estuary for a large part of the journey.

Lydney Junction station on the Dean Forest Railway is a few hundred yards from the mainline station, which formerly carried that name.  A number of diesel locomotives were stored in various stages of restoration on the other side of the level crossing from the station.


Above: E6001 stands in a head shunt on the approach to Lidney Junction Station.


Above: The only one of it's class in EWS livery 31466 stands behind Lidney Jcn signal box.



Circle members traveling on the day new in advance that, disappointingly, the planned steam service was to be suspended due to a frozen water supply.   The group waited in anticipation to see what the alternative motive power would be. A three car Class 108 Diesel Multiple Unit was a pleasant surprise, seen above entering Lydney Jcn. Station.


The group travelled the line to the terminus at Parkend which features a levelcrossing and signal box making a very nostalgic railway scene.  On the journey passengers were given an interesting commentry of locations and their history that could be seen from the train.


On arriving at Parkend the group made their way to a nearby public house for a pint or two.


The return journey was broken as the group alight at Norchard High Level Station.  Here there is a junction with a spur off to Norchard Low Level where sidings, work shops and a museum are located.


A view of Norchard Low Level from the high level platform.


Looking from the low level platform.  Numerous items of rollingstock and locos can be seen including a LMS brake van, in the foreground and a GWR auto trailer beyond the level crossing.


GWR 14xx class 0-4-2T 1450 in splendid condition stands in the shed out of the weather.


GWR 0-6-0 pannier tank 9681 hides from the weather under a tarpaulin out side the workshops.


Also seen in the workshop area is one of a number of diesel locos, this being a diesel hydraulic, D9555.


In the museum on sight is a an excellent working "Strowger" telephone exchange. 

A fine example of the old "A B button" cash box telephone.  One first put the money in the slot and then dialed the number.  If the person answered at the other end one pressed button A and the cash would enter the cash box and one would be connected.  If there was no answer one pressed button B and received their cash back in the tray below.



Exchange line test equiment.


A "dolls eye" manual switch board.


This very impressive display included a number of period telephones.  One could pick up a telephone receiver and dial the number of one of the other telephones.  One could then watch the Strouger telephone exchange switching equipment operate (seen behind the glass panel in the above photo) and put one through to the telephone called.


In the low level 08 238 awaits the Parkend bound DMU in order to proceed with a works train to Lydney Junction.


Having enjoyed lunch in Lydney Town members of the group await the DMU to return to Lydney Junction.


Displaying the "Cat's Wiskers" on the front panel the DMU arrives at Lydney Town Station.


Back in Lydney Junction Station.


Members had time to watch the departure of the return working of 08 238 before making their way back to the main line station for their journey home.



Our thanks to all at the Dean Forest Railway. A very pleasant day out.

Brian Bollington (Photos Brian Bollington)


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Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 trip to Taunton

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On Thursday, 3rd November 2011, a group of North Wales Railway Circle members decided to take advantage of the Club 55 offer. They purchased an Arriva Trains and First Great Western add-on ticket for £23. The journey selected was from Bangor, Gwynedd to Castle Cary; this allowed the group to make a circular tour from Bristol to Bath, Westbury, Castle Cary, Taunton and back to Bristol.


We departed Bangor 06.02am on the WAG train hauled by 57315.

Nothing of interest was seen until we arrived in Hereford. Standing in the centre road was a leaf-busting train, top and tailed by EWS locos 66143 and 66079 running under code 3S59. Enquiries revealed that this train left Bristol LNWR at 21.07hrs and did the following lines: Westbury, Avonmouth, Cardiff, Radyr, Abercynon, Merthyr, Pontypridd, Mountain Ash, Cardiff, Ebbw Vale, Newport, Hereford, Morton on Lugg and would return to Bristol LNWR at 13.30hrs that afternoon.

We arrived at Newport at 09.40hrs; we had approximately 45mins to wait for our connection. The following freights were viewed:

09.55 EWS 66018 on empty steel wagons for Cardiff

10.00 Freightliner 66593 on the Wentloog to Portbury liner

10.17 EWS 66100 on a train of scrap heading for Cardiff

10.24 EWS 66008 heading for Severn Tunnel with an empty coal train

10.27 EWS 66145 heading for Cardiff with a loaded coal train

We departed Newport at 10.44 on a FGW158 unit for Westbury. Two EWS locos were sighted on freights at East Usk Yard. They were 66519 and 66111. We arrived at Westbury at 12.01 - it was very disappointing to find only a freightliner locomotive hauling a ballast train, loco no. 66598. There was also an 08 shunter present but we were unable to get the number.

Our next train was a Paddington to Plymouth service, the train being a HST unit. Unfortunately, this was running late. We didn't alight at Castle Cary, continuing instead to Taunton arriving there late at 13.12.

The group made their way out of the station for refreshments; a pub with real ale was located 100 yards from the station.


We departed Taunton at 14.09 for Bristol on FGW 158 unit bound for Cardiff, arriving at Bristol at 15.05. The train stands here for 15mins which gives you sufficient time for you to go to the station buffet for refreshments. On leaving Bristol we sighted the leaf-buster in the LNWR sidings. We arrived in Newport a 15.50 to catch the returning WAG to Bangor hauled by 57316. Whilst waiting we saw EWS 66102 on a steel train heading for Severn Tunnel. Nothing else of interest was seen until we arrived in Gresty Lane, Crewe where 3 locos were on site - 47501 and 37609, the third loco was not identified.

We continued to Bangor following a late running Manchester - Llandudno service. No surprise again. On entering platform 3 at Llandudno Junction Station, the driver made an emergency brake application as a member of the public had fallen onto the track some distance in front of our train. We were there for some time and eventually the train was reversed back towards the Queens Road bridge and gained access to platform 1. This is the first time I have ever seen a locomotive hauled train arrive and depart from this platform to gain access to the down main. The trip was quite disappointing from the amount freight trains and locomotives viewed, but the scenery and the pleasant company made up for the lack of locomotives. Arriva Trains Wales Over 55s Club tickets have prooved very popular with "The more senior members" of The NWRC no doubt future trips will be organised in the coming months.

Gary Hughes  (photos Brian Bollington)




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Departures from Wolsztyn, Poland 1992

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Ty42-123 departs Wolsztyn for Zbaszynek on 7.10am freight train.

Ol49-81 departs Wolsztyn for Sulechow on 7.20am passenger train.    


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Latvian Freight Train

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2M62s on freight leaving Daugavpis, Latvia

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Norfolk Southern Freight Trains

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This is an example that was uploaded and linked to Youtube

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Marchlyn’s Return

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Members of the N.W.R.C. were pleasantly surprised when on a Circle trip to visit Statfold Barn, the home of Hunslet, on Saturday the 17th September 2011.  Riding on a flat wagon in a mixed train formation was “Marchlyn” a former Avonside built Penrhyn Quarry locomotive.

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The blue train South Africa

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This is a video of the blue train in South Africa

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