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(North Wales Notebook) Railways1/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

I will admit to this image being taken a few years ago but it fits in nicely with this weeks theme and is still in North Wales.

 

No.1, Elidir is seen here running on the Llanberis Lake Railway at the main Llanberis terminus.  She was built by Hunslet in 1899 for the Dinorwic quarry; originally named Enid then later re-named Red Damsel.

 

Situated in the heart of Snowdonia, and with a terminus at the foot of Snowdon, the Llanberis Lake Railway offers a delightfully relaxed steam train ride along the shores of Padarn Lake. The railways website is here and I can vouch that it is a very pretty ride along the side of the lake.

(North Wales Notebook) Railways1/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

I will admit to this image being taken a few years ago but it fits in nicely with this weeks theme and is still in North Wales.

 

No.1, Elidir is seen here running on the Llanberis Lake Railway at the main Llanberis terminus.  She was built by Hunslet in 1899 for the Dinorwic quarry; originally named Enid then later re-named Red Damsel.

 

Situated in the heart of Snowdonia, and with a terminus at the foot of Snowdon, the Llanberis Lake Railway offers a delightfully relaxed steam train ride along the shores of Padarn Lake. The railways website is here and I can vouch that it is a very pretty ride along the side of the lake.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jan 2011, 01:02
Very perky little trainset, Brian.
Brian Walbey: A real boys toys railway Ray.
Beautiful train, I like the perspective. A+ VAL smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Val.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jan 2011, 06:49
And they came from miles and mile around just to see it, I can tell, Brain! smile
Brian Walbey: Llanberis is a huge tourist draw Ginnie, the Snowdon Mountain railway starts just up the road from here.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2011, 07:27
Very pretty Brian: I rode along here when it was a full sized railway back in 1961
Brian Walbey: I bet that was a good ride Chris, I believe it went out to the coast at that time didn't it.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 24 Jan 2011, 07:30
back in time, that is what I feel here
Brian Walbey: It is certainly qute an age Chantal.
Lovely shot of this little railway Brian. I think we went here in about 1972!!
Brian Walbey: I went to Llanberis as a child but this was the first visit since then.
Looks like a good route, does this connect with the Snowdon rack railway? Nice scene Brian.
Brian Walbey: The mountain railway is about 100 yards further up the road on the other side, they are not linked together John.
Lovely pic, Brian and nice little engine!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 24 Jan 2011, 11:01
Who needs Michael Portillo when you have Brian?
Brian Walbey: It would be nice to have his salary for taking train pictures Chad, we are enjoying his series very much.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2011, 12:09
I've never been on the Llanberis Lake Railway, much to my shame. I bet the loco has a far easier life now and is better maintained than she was when hauling out the slate all those years ago.
Brian Walbey: It is an enjyable journey Alan, and yes, they don't work so hard now I suspect.
What an interesting little engine.
Brian Walbey: Great litle job isn't it Martin.
Out of the fairy story books ...'Puff the Magic Dragon'
Brian Walbey: Almost Richard.
This one I havent seen before..Its a little wonder..A lovely view of it too Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2011, 18:04
It has the look of a toy train - somehow you can't imagine it doing a proper day's work!
Brian Walbey: It was surprising just how powerful these little engines were/are Ingrid.
Everything, station, platform and train, looks so clean and bright and shiny.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was one of the tidiest steam railways I've been to I think Sheila.
lovely engine and surroundings
Brian Walbey: I won't argue with that Derek.
What a sweet little train, Brian. Almost looks like those cute engines you see taking the tots for a ride around shopping malls. Do you know what its top speed would be?
Brian Walbey: I don't know how fast it could go, there is a national 30mph.speed limit on such railways these days.
I've photographed this, Brian. Isn't it a pretty little train?
Brian Walbey: It is a delightful train Pamela and a very nice ride.

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