15 October 2017
A short gallery showing scenes from the 2017 Victorian weekend, over the long weekend of 6-8 October.
05 September 2017
Ex Penrhyn Quarry mainline class Hunslet Blanche has been absent from operations since May 2016 when she was dismantled for the obligatory 10 year boiler inspection and retube. With help at Young Volunteers Week at the beginning of August, Blanche is beginning to look like a loco again.
27 June 2017
Continuing progress on the reactivation of Welsh Pony, with a significant milestone of the boiler in the frames. Further funding is required.
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20 May 2017
Our regular scribe, Ron Walker, reports on further drains activity, in Tan y Bwlch and Minffordd.
27 April 2017
The frames ready for rewheeling, the tender nearly complete and the boiler hydraulically tested. See the report for the update.
26 April 2017
A quick peak inside the carriage shed, viewing some of the current work underway.
02 April 2017
First visitors for the Quirks and Curiosities event at the end of April. And some highlights of the weekend.
17 March 2017
Latest report from the Drains Gang, out in all weathers. This time, taking a train up the line to collect and drop off items, as well as covering pipes with ballast. Report here.
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@matty_198881 Started as slate traffic only, then passenger services were introduced later...
AMENDED SERVICE ON WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY - 10:45 to Caernarfon & 14:15 to Porthmadog cancelled due to loco failure… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
ALL TRAIN SERVICES RUNNING TODAY - slight delay to early Ffestiniog trains, but this will be caught up during the d… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@matty_198881 As quarries got bigger, horses replaced by steam engines to pull more waggons uphill - still came down by gravity though...
@matty_198881 Wagons originally rolled downhill by gravity - no horse or steam power required.
Delays likely this morning due to fallen trees. Our inspection train is out now - further info shortly!