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Album - AGM Weekend, May 2016

Over the long weekend of Friday 29 April through to Monday 2 May, the members’ weekend on the railway saw a number of special trains.

The planned schedule of highlights included:

FRIDAY:
• Double-Fairlie working the FR ‘Pink’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog
• Additional afternoon service from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return – double-headed by ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Lyd’
• Afternoon train with Darjeeling Himalaya Railway ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch and return
• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ on an afternoon light engine move from Boston Lodge to Minffordd
• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ on an afternoon slate waggon train from Minffordd to Glanypwll
• Three evening trains from Porthmadog to Minffordd and return with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages
• Three evening trains from Porthmadog to Pont Croesor and return with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages

SATURDAY:
• Early-morning ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ hauled train from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog (limited capacity)
• Morning train with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch and return
• Two Double-Fairlies working the FR ‘Blue’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog
• Double-headed Hunslet 2-4-0STTs working a PRIVATE ‘FRS Members Only’ special with NEW TRAIN – Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return
• Six ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ top’n‘tailed shuttle trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Tanygrisiau
• Afternoon train with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return
• Late afternoon ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ hauled train from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog (limited capacity)
• Footplate rides at Blaenau Ffestiniog – ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’
ALCO 2-6-2T ‘Mountaineer’ on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog
• Rake of skip wagons on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog – with transfer movements from/to Glanypwll at start and end of day

SUNDAY:
• ‘Early-Bird’ Breakfast Special – Darjeeling ‘19B’ and corridor stock from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return
• Five ‘Palmerston’ and ‘Britomart’ hauled shuttles from Porthmadog to Minffordd and return
• Double-headed Hunslet 2-4-0STTs, ‘Lyd’ and a Double-Fairlie working on the FR ‘Yellow’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog
• Afternoon train from Porthmadog to Beddgelert and return with Darjeeling ‘19B’ and Victorian carriages
PRIVATE >>> ‘Farewell to Blanche’ special train in the evening
• Footplate rides at Blaenau Ffestiniog – ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’
ALCO 2-6-2T ‘Mountaineer’ on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog
• Rake of skip wagons on display at Blaenau Ffestiniog – with transfer movements from/to Glanypwll at start and end of day

MONDAY:
• Five Darjeeling ‘19B’ hauled shuttles between Porthmadog and Minffordd
• ‘Lyd’ & ‘Palmerston’, along with two Double-Fairlies, working on the FR ‘Yellow’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog
• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ on an afternoon slate waggon train from Glanypwll to Minffordd
• ‘Prince’ and ‘Hugh Napier’ – light engine Minffordd to Boston Lodge
• Footplate rides at Harbour Station, Porthmadog on board ‘Linda’
• Boston Lodge Works open to visitors – valid ticket required

Double Engines Port Friday
Double Engines Port Friday
Friday double engines
Friday double engines
Boston Lodge Curve Friday
Boston Lodge Curve Friday
Earl and Darj tank
Earl and Darj tank
Earl of Merioneth
Earl of Merioneth
On their way to France Friday
On their way to France Friday
Tan y Bwlch passing
Tan y Bwlch passing
Darjeeling 19B
Darjeeling 19B
Hugh Napier and Prince
Hugh Napier and Prince
Darjeeling BL Curve Friday evening
Darjeeling BL Curve Friday evening
Darjeeling Tank Friday
Darjeeling Tank Friday
Palmerston and Lyd
Palmerston and Lyd
Cob lighting, Friday
Cob lighting, Friday
Boston Lodge Curve Evening
Boston Lodge Curve Evening
Lloc Meurig Friday
Lloc Meurig Friday
Minffordd Friday Evening
Minffordd Friday Evening
Evening Darj Friday
Evening Darj Friday
Darj at speed Friday
Darj at speed Friday
Englands at Blaenau Saturday
Englands at Blaenau Saturday
Darjeeling at Blaenau Saturday
Darjeeling at Blaenau Saturday
Blue Engines
Blue Engines
Six engines on shed Saturday
Six engines on shed Saturday
Mountaineer
Mountaineer
FRS AGM train at Porthmadog Saturday
FRS AGM train at Porthmadog Saturday
Ladies at Port
Ladies at Port
Ladies at Tan y Grisiau
Ladies at Tan y Grisiau
FRS AGM arrival
FRS AGM arrival
Linda and Mountaineer
Linda and Mountaineer
Blaenau Shuttle Saturday
Blaenau Shuttle Saturday
Palmerston
Palmerston
Many engines at Blaenau
Many engines at Blaenau
Tan y Grisiau crossing Saturday
Tan y Grisiau crossing Saturday
Water Tower Saturday
Water Tower Saturday
Saturday evening view
Saturday evening view
Darjeeling in Tan y Grisiau Sunday
Darjeeling in Tan y Grisiau Sunday
Mountaineer Blaenau Saturday
Mountaineer Blaenau Saturday
Minffordd steam
Minffordd steam
Blaenau Ladies
Blaenau Ladies
Down train in the woods
Down train in the woods
David Lloyd George Whistling Curve
David Lloyd George Whistling Curve
Blanche
Blanche
Mountaineer with the Ladies Sunday
Mountaineer with the Ladies Sunday
Blanche Farewell Sunday
Blanche Farewell Sunday
Darjeeling Monday morning
Darjeeling Monday morning
Welsh Pony boiler
Welsh Pony boiler
Welsh Pony wheelsets
Welsh Pony wheelsets
New Carriage 2047
New Carriage 2047