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Friday March 28 2003

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I stayed in Llandudno overnight having driven up the previous day. After travelling on the very nice Great Orme Tramway I made my way over to the Welsh Highland Railway. No trains were running on this day. I followed the route from Caernarfon down to Porthamdog. In Porthmadog I visited the WHR (1964) company station before making my way down to the Ffestiniog Railway's Harbour station.

Dinas station on the Welsh Highland Railway. March 28 2003
Dinas station on the Welsh Highland Railway. March 28 2003

There are two SAR NG15 2-8-2 locos in store at Dinas. This is No.134. Above is an outline of the proposed appearance the loco will have. It is intended to oil fire 134, fit a Lempor exhaust and make some other useful modifications to the loco. March 28 2003
NG15 134 as she may appear one day
There are two SAR NG15 2-8-2 locos in store at Dinas. This is No.134. Above is an outline of the proposed appearance the loco will have. It is intended to oil fire 134, fit a Lempor exhaust and make some other useful modifications to the loco. March 28 2003

The other NG15 is No.133. This view emphasises the huge tenders these engines have. March 28 2003
The other NG15 is No.133. This view emphasises the huge tenders these engines have. March 28 2003

Track laying was in progress at Plas y Nant. March 28 2003
Track laying was in progress at Plas y Nant. March 28 2003

Lots of work still to do.This is the new site for Rhyd Ddu station. March 28 2003

Lots of work still to do.This is the new site for Rhyd Ddu station. March 28 2003

Just south of Beddgelert the WHR route meets the never used trackbed of the Porthmadog, Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway. This bridge has never carried a train since it was built. March 28 2003

Just south of Beddgelert the WHR route meets the never used trackbed of the Porthmadog, Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway. This bridge has never carried a train since it was built. March 28 2003

Work was in hand to construct a new footbridge across the River Glaslyn at the Beddgelert end of the Aberglaslyn Pass, known at Bryn-f-felin. The WHR trackbed can clearly be seen on the far side of the river. March 28 2003
Work was in hand to construct a new footbridge across the River Glaslyn at the Beddgelert end of the Aberglaslyn Pass, known at Bryn-f-felin. The WHR trackbed can clearly be seen on the far side of the river. March 28 2003

At Porthmadog Double Fairlie 'David Lloyd George' was in service hauling a special for Fedecrail. Having seen this depart I set off for Llandudno. I went via Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Conwy valley.

The main purpose of the trip was to attend the Fedecrail Congress on Saturday March 29 to hear the paper being presented on 'Porta Treatment'. Click here to move on to this.

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