Category Archives: Photographs

Time For A Trim

  An 8 mile long railway has got 16 miles of verge to keep tidy and it has been a while since the line side grass and hedges of the Welshpool &Llanfair Light Railway had a good trim. Yes, there … Continue reading

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A Superb Steam Gala

  What can be better than having you expectations exceeded ? Booking visiting locomotives for a steam gala can be a worrisome business. Will it actually arrive in a fit state to run on an eight mile long railway that … Continue reading

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Never A Dull Moment

On Friday morning I set off early to drive to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway and arrived at Llanfair Caereinion just after nine o’clock. After finding a room in the volunteers’ hostel I went up to the Duty Mess … Continue reading

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Shooting Trains !

No not with a twelve bore shot-gun but a lot of very expensive cameras. Over three days in mid October the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway played host to a group of people who were taking part in a ‘Photo … Continue reading

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Oh Grate !!

During the second week of August I had a four day session of footplate work at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Day one, Tuesday 9th of August, Tony and myself were rostered as Crew 3. Oh an easy day … Continue reading

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July The Obscure

I don’t really have the time for writing much at the moment so here are a few obscure photos. This picture was taken from the inspection pit and is looking in through the back damper door of Countess. The glow … Continue reading

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Track Maintenance

A couple of weeks ago there was a plaintive email from the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway locomotive roster clerk asking for someone to drive the Track Gang’s works train on Friday 10th of June as their regular driver was … Continue reading

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WWW – Wet Weekend in Welshpool

For the first weekend of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway’s 2015 operating season the weather was horrid. Nevertheless there were a good number of passengers and those I spoke to were enjoying the experience. The rain limited the number … Continue reading

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In The Bleak Mid Winter

Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron …….. ……… And at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway the workshops are busy. It might be January but there is a huge amount of work to complete before the railway … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tale

It is winter, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobble streets silent. Roused from his dreams of gigantic machines by an unsympathetic alarm clock Fireman Thomas has left his warm bed in the railway hostel. Gliding … Continue reading

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