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|
On the return journey, the locomotive was at 'my end'.
|Glaslyn flatlands with the mountains ahead|
|Watering at Beddgelert|
|The Pullman observation car GLASLYN|
|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|