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(North Wales Notebook) Railways 5/5

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.

 

As a follow up to yesterdays image at Blaenau Ffestiniog here is another double Fairlie locomotive, Earl of Merioneth waiting to depart Porthmadog with a mountain bound train to Blaenau Ffestiniog.  The station here is right next to both the harbour and the main road through town so it is in an excellent place for photography with no "jobsworths" constantly making a nuisance of themselves.

 

The website for the Ffestiniog Railway is here

(North Wales Notebook) Railways 5/5

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.

 

As a follow up to yesterdays image at Blaenau Ffestiniog here is another double Fairlie locomotive, Earl of Merioneth waiting to depart Porthmadog with a mountain bound train to Blaenau Ffestiniog.  The station here is right next to both the harbour and the main road through town so it is in an excellent place for photography with no "jobsworths" constantly making a nuisance of themselves.

 

The website for the Ffestiniog Railway is here

comments (15)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Jan 2011, 00:23
Very polish engine
Brian Walbey: It is indeed vintage.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jan 2011, 02:12
I have never sighted a double...wish I had...
Brian Walbey: Yes they are most unusual things Ray but quite powerful.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2011, 06:42
I know these aren't toys per se, Brian, but...they ARE toys, aren't they!
Brian Walbey: Sort of toys Ginnie, these locos on this line work very hard day after day because it is a huge tourist attraction.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2011, 07:21
I think this is the newer one: different design
Brian Walbey: I think your right there Chris.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Jan 2011, 07:53
It is simply an overgrown toy.
Brian Walbey: Would be nice to have one for the garden Chad.
Chris is right...the original one is now on display and this one was built in the 1970's according to my google search!! It is none the less a fine little engine for being so new!
Brian Walbey: I wonder if you will think the same when you see my twiddled version of this image ina few weeks time Bill.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 28 Jan 2011, 08:25
I loved this series a lot Brian, thanks for sharing
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal. I have done an extra posting tomorrow with a sepia version of Thursdays following your suggestion, I will be interested to read your verdict.
Brilliant shine on that engine, nice reflections on it too.
Brian Walbey: yes indeed Sheila, just wait till you see the twiddles version in a few weeks time.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2011, 13:46
Not as attractive at the Fairlie shown yesterday, Brian. This one is much newer, I believe; I'm not keen on the squarer tanks.
Brian Walbey: Yes it looks more functional and less attractive I'll agree Alan.
Whoever maintains these engines/trains do a fantastic job smile
Brian Walbey: They have quite a large permanent staff and magnificent workshops Linda.
I can't get over how beautifully kept and well maintain these locomotives are, Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Beverly, this railway is one of the leading narrow gauge railways in the U.K.
This one looks in tip top condition Brian
Brian Walbey: They all are to be honest Janet, they have to work hard to climb up through Snowdonia to Blaenau.
They must have about three of these Fairlies..Certainly popular..Good one Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are very good workhorses Ron.
Lovely loco shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
A grand scene...fine picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.

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