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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Llanberis - 7 July 2013

A gala day at the Llanberis Lake Railway brought us to north Wales, and it was a great day of British sunshine!

As well as two of the Lake Railway's own Hunslet steam locomotives ex Dinorwic Quarry (WILD ASTER aka THOMAS BACH is under repair), there were two ex Penrhyn Quarry Hunslet locomotives in attandance, LILLA from the Festiniog Railway and HUGH NAPIER from the National Trust Penrhyn Castle collection. The Welsh Slate Museum is based in the old Dinorwic Quarry workshops and its Hunslet UNA, from Pen yr Orsedd Quarry, was also in steam.

There were plenty of visitors and a varied program of trains including slate wagon trains.
LILLA heading to Llanberis on the slate wagon train

Exchanging the staff on return to Gilfach Ddu

DOLBADARN - I prefer maroon to powder green!

The National Trust's locomotive - HUGH NAPIER - was a lovely sight

ELIDIR on the slate shunt

From the Vivian Arch

DOLBADARN and LILLA hauling their train through the arch


UNA at the Slate Museum

A Brush 1917 battery locomotive in the museum loco shed

Transporting slate wagons on the incline cars

4ft gauge velocipede used on the original Padarn Railway

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