Up The Hills & Down By The River

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway now exists  as preserved railway and carries tourists and a few local people between Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion. The line was built in the early years of the twentieth century to a very tight budget and so tends to follow the lie of the land. To further reduce construction costs  it was built to a narrow gauge of two feet six inches (762mm).

The picture below shows the line as seen from the cab of one of the steam locomotives. The train is heading towards Llanfair Caereinion, has just crossed Bynelin viaduct, and is about to start the short steep climb to the summit of the The Kink.

Another Short Sharp bank

In the next picture the train is heading down into The Kink – so named because many years ago there was a landslip here. The River Banwy is on the right, this has its sources in the uplands of mid Wales and flows into the River Vyrnwy at Meifod the waters then flow into the River Severn at Crew Green.

The Kink



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