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Workshop Week – Part 2

In this instalment: New parts for couplings Ashpan damper door for The Earl Crinoline for 699.01 #17 overhaul Grondana Couplings The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is unique in the UK for using Grondana Couplings. These feature a centre buffer … Continue reading

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Tending To The Tamper

Maintaining railway track involves hard physical work. The sleepers and rails are heavy. Then there is the ballast. Each individual lump may only weigh a few tens of grammes but it is required by the ton. The ballast not only … Continue reading

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Mixed Traffic

I spent four days working on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway last week. Each was unique and with the following words and pictures I will endeavour to give you, the reader, an insight to the workings of a heritage … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Grease And Grime

A quick glance through the archives of this journal will confirm that I am not afraid of a bit of dirt. When your hobby involves working on steam railway locomotives then getting oil, grease, soot and coal dust on your … Continue reading

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Twitchers’ Paradise

When people write up reports about activities at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway any mention of the wildlife seen along the line tends to come in the last couple of sentences.  Many of our visitors are delighted by what … Continue reading

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The Chances Of Anything Coming From Mars

The Martians are assembling fighting machines in Bedfordshire just forty miles from London!! Well the chances of that being true are at the very least a million to one. But viewed from across the park I could see a fleeting … Continue reading

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Views From A Railway Train

Taking photographs of trains is something that millions of people do. Many of these people are ordinary folks just visiting a heritage railway as part of a day out. Then there are railway enthusiasts some of whom devote a large … Continue reading

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What Is The Time Please

Bluebottle: What’s the time Eccles? Eccles: Just a minute, I’ve got it written down on a piece of paper. A nice man wrote it down for me. If anyone asks me the time, I show it to them. Bluebottle: Let … Continue reading

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Vegetation control

How the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway keeps the lineside neat and tidy The Flail Train  

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