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Quirks Arrivals

Quirks Arrivals

Statfold Barn Railway’s 4-4wPMR ‘The Goose’ heads along the WHR mainline for the first time having just been unloaded following its arrival for the ‘Quirks & Curiosities II’ event.

Full details and booking forms are available on the Ffestiniog Railway website.

An overviiew of some of the activites is:

FRIDAY:

• Double-Fairlie ‘David Lloyd George’ working the FR ‘Pink’ timetable service between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog
• Additional afternoon service from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return – double-headed by ‘Linda’ and ‘Moelwyn’.
• Afternoon train with Double-Fairlie ‘Merddin Emrys’ and Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog and return
• The ‘Boat’ will be attached to Victorian train as far as Tan-y-Bwlch, returning by gravity + sail (wind permitting) to Porthmadog.
• Decauville ‘Chuquitanta’ with skip wagons Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch return and Porthmadog to Minffordd return.
• Five shuttle trains to Hafod y Llyn on the WHR, featuring ‘Britomart’, ‘Lilla’, visiting Kerr Stuart ‘Diana’ – and one ‘Quirk’ tbc ..!
• Visiting ‘Galloping Goose’ will complete one run from Porthmadog to Hafod y Llyn + return. All seats must be reserved in advance.

Accompanying the goose is this wagon

SATURDAY:

• Early-morning ‘Taliesin’-hauled train from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog – with optional Continental Breakfast available.
• A further six Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog service trains - ‘Prince’ & ‘David Lloyd George’ x2 trips; ‘Taliesin’ & ‘Merddin Emrys’ x1 trip; ‘Merddin Emrys’ x1 trip; ‘Linda’ x2 trips.
• Three Vintage train services to Tan-y-Bwlch hauled by ‘Palmerston’.
• Two skip wagon trains to Tan-y-Bwlch with Kerr Stuart ‘Diana’, double-heading with Decauville ‘Chuquitanta’ on second trip. • 0-4-0DM ‘Moel Hebog’ and the S&T Dept train run Minffordd to Porthmadog, to Tan-y-Bwlch and back, plus Port to Minffordd
• Two ‘Quirks’ runs to Rhiw Goch & return – 2 Speeders • 1 Quadbike.
• Three ‘Quirks’ runs to Pont Croesor and return – ‘Diana’ and the skip wagons; ‘Moel Hebog’ and the S&T Dept train; Quadbike.
• Nine ‘Quirky’ shuttles between Minffordd Station and Minffordd Yard.

On Britannia Bridge

SUNDAY:

• Early-morning ‘top-n-tailed’ train from Porthmadog to Pont Croesor and return, worked by ‘Palmerston and ‘Lyd’.
• Six Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog service trains – ‘David Lloyd George’ x2 trips; ‘Merddin Emrys’ x2 trips; ‘Linda’ x2 trips.
• Three Vintage train services to Tan-y-Bwlch hauled by ‘Prince’.
• Three ‘top-n-tailed’ shuttle trains running between Porthmadog and Minffordd, worked by ‘Palmerston and ‘Lyd’.
• Three ‘Quirks’ runs from Minffordd to Rhiw Goch and return.
• Three evening ‘Quirks’ runs – Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch & return.
• Four ‘Quirks’ runs to Pont Croesor and return – Deviation ‘wagon’; WW1 Speeder; WW1 Campagne Tracteur; 0-4-0T ‘Diana’.
• ‘Galloping Goose’ will complete two runs from Porthmadog to Pont Croesor & return. One trip may be extended to Hafod y Llyn. All seats must be reserved in advance.
• Eight ‘Quirky’ shuttles between Minffordd Station and Minffordd Yard.

Together on the bridge

MONDAY:

• Early-morning ‘Taliesin’-hauled Victorian train to Dduallt and return.
• ‘Merddin Emrys’ takes a train of slate waggons from Porthmadog to Power Station Summit; waggons return by gravity to Port.
• Four Porthmadog to Blaenau trains – ‘David Lloyd George’ x2 trips; ‘Linda’ & ‘Lyd’ x1 trip; ‘Prince’ & ‘Palmerston’ x1 trip.
• ‘Moelwyn’ and Tracteur take skip wagons to Tan-y-Bwlch and return.
• Two ‘shuttle’ trains to Tan-y-Bwlch hauled by ‘Prince’ in the morning and triple-headed by ‘Lilla’, Britomart’ and ‘Diana’ in afternoon.
• Visiting ‘Quirk’, or possibly a ‘Curiosity’, runs to Rhiw Goch & return.
• Six ‘Quirky’ shuttles between Minffordd Station and Minffordd Yard.
• ‘Galloping Goose’ will do two runs to Pont Croesor & return – one may be extended to Hafod y Llyn. Seat reservation required.
• A Quirky Cavalcade of visiting Curiosities will round off the event…

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Victorian Weekend, October 2016 Mini Gallery

Merddin Emrys and the Colonel Stephens train
Merddin and Taliesin at Minffordd
Trains pass at Tan y Bwlch
Palmerston Welsh Highland
Princess and Palmerston
Prince on Whistling Curve