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Monday, September 16, 2013

Welsh Highland Gala - 6-7 September 2013

The 'Welsh Highland Great & Small' Gala began on Friday 6 September and the weather that day was quite good, which was fortunate as I planned to set off elsewhere the following morning.

The Gala involved a variety of interesting trains and visiting locomotives with a selection of model railways on display at Dinas.

The greatest thrill was the realisation that K1,
the Tasmanian Garratt, was in operation.

K1 double headed South African Garratt 143 on the first passenger train from Caernarfon
Hunslet LILLA, running light engine from Porthmadog, waits at Rhyd Ddu  

The freight train hauled by South African Garratt 87 leaving Waunfawr
Climbing up to Rhyd Ddu 


The freight train entering Beddgelert
Double headed England locos departing Beddgelert
for Caernarfon on the vintage train


Paul Lewin eases South African Garratt 138 out of Waunfawr
The vintage train at Dinas


Saturday morning - Prince makes ready at Caernafon
Statfold's ex Harrogate Gasworks Peckett and LILLA at Dinas shed



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