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Monday, September 2, 2013

Welsh Highland Railway - 12 August 2013

A big entry for a big day, the long awaited ride on the completed Welsh Highland Railway.

I had followed the reconstruction closely through the internet, and although much of the line seemed familiar as a result, I was not fully prepared for the drama of the section between Betws Garmon and Beddgelert.

I had booked the Pullman observation car (seat No.1) on a return trip from Caernarfon. The following photos are from the outward journey.

NG G 138 runs around.

From the observation car at Caernarfon station

Near Plas y nant

Entering the Aberglaslyn Pass

Nantmor














On the return journey, the locomotive was at 'my end'.

Glaslyn flatlands with the mountains ahead

Watering at Beddgelert

The Pullman observation car GLASLYN

Beddgelert station

Lake Cwellyn from above Clogwyn y gwin

Coaling at Dinas

Running round again at Caernarfon
Following the trip, there was time to do a little motorcading.

The train arriving at Dinas

South Johnstone number 9 looking uncared for

NG G 87 crossing at Rhyd Ddu

Salem 

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