Tag Archives: Railways

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection – Llangollen Railway

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection

Llangollen Railway

 Another railway visited and photographed by Neil Clarke.

Photos taken around the 1990s/2000s

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Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales.

It is located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the crossroads of North Wales.

Our small section of line, which in its day went from Ruabon to Barmouth taking people to the seaside on holiday and transporting various goods including slate and chemicals, offers a sample of the sights and sounds of yesteryear. The line follows the picturesque River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its entire length, passing through some of the finest natural beauty North Wales has to offer.

The railway is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and this is evident as the train gently meanders through the Dee Valley. The views from our carriages are breathtaking and constantly changing from season to season, you will see the first spring lambs and the ever changing colours of the beautiful vista.

http://llangollen-railway.co.uk/

 

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – January 10th 1997

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  JanuaRY 10th 1997

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – January 3 1997

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  JanuaRY 3RD 1997

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Last of the photos from the Steam Railway Forum Spring, Summer 1976

Last of the photos from the
Steam Railway Forum
Spring, Summer 1976

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More Photos from another Steam Railway Forum – Spring, Summer 1976

More Photos from another

Steam Railway Forum

Spring, Summer 1976

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Photos from another Steam Railway Forum – Spring, Summer 1976

 Photos from another Steam Railway Forum

Spring, Summer 1976

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Rothley Re-opens

Main Line Steam Trust Limited started operating regular weekend steam trains from Loughborough to Rothley Station, five and a half miles away, as from 3 January.

A timetable has now been introduced by the Group, which was formed in 1969 to acquire a suitable length of main line for the operation of steam-hauled passenger trains at realistic speeds.

Steam-hauled passenger trains are now being run over two-thirds of the old Great Central Railway to Leicester, and in the future the Trust intends to run into Belgrave and Birstall Station in the northern suburbs of the city.

(Photos: Main Line Steam Trust Ltd.)

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection – Llanberis Lake Railway

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection

Llanberis Lake Railway

 Another railway visited and photographed by Neil Clarke.

Photos taken around the 1990s/2000s

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Welcome to Llanberis Lake Railway 2018

Discover the timeless appeal of our narrow-gauge steam trains – a more leisurely way to travel and the perfect way to savour the grandeur of Snowdonia.

Our little steam engines take you on a five-mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, right in the heart of Snowdonia.

The journey takes you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, across possibly Britain’s shortest river and past Llanberis’ twin lakes. From Llanberis the train runs non-stop through the Padarn Country Park, joining the 1845 slate railway route to run along the shores of Lake Padarn to Penllyn, and giving stunning views of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.

There’s a short stop at Cei Llydan, a beautifully tranquil place that’s ideal for a lakeside picnic, and at Gilfach Ddu, where you can visit the National Slate Museum, watch the driver stoking the fire, the engine taking water, or spend some time in our gift shop and cafe.

The five mile return trip takes around 60 minutes, and all advertised trains are scheduled to be hauled by one of our vintage steam engines rescued from the nearby Dinorwic slate quarries and lovingly restored.

All our trains have wheelchair accommodation, but spaces are limited, so please let us know you are coming. Toilets, including disabled access, are situated nearby in the Country Park.

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – March 5th, 1993.

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  March 5th, 1993.

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Chasewater Railway Diesel Gala – March 24th & 25th

Chasewater Railway Diesel Gala

March 24th & 25th

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – March 12th, 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  March 12th, 1993.

Still more photos from this old publication.

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