Category Archives: Castle Caereinion

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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An Inspector Calls

With just a few weeks to go before the start of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway’s 2017 operating season things have been busy at Llanfair Caereinion. On Friday 10th March three locomotives were in steam for a visit from … 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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Spring In Mid Wales

I recently spent four days working on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. For those who do not know this line; it is situated in Mid Wales and runs, as the name suggests, from the market town of Welshpool to … Continue reading

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Trains Drains and Bridges

I don’t think I am going to quickly forget the day of the general election. After voting moments after the polling station doors opened I was off on my way to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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Learning To Cross The Road

I will begin by saying that this has got nothing whatsoever to do with the Green Cross Code, doing your Kerb Drill or even the Tufty Club. Although as an aside as a toddler some of my earliest encounters with … Continue reading

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Countess

In a shed at the end of a siding lived the locomotive of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Society Limited which was a long name for a little engine so her friends called her Countess. I was rostered … Continue reading

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A Refined Sugar Shunting Engine

The passengers told the guard and the driver that Joan was a bad engine. At certain speeds the carriages suffered a nasty backwards and forwards surging motion that made then spill their tea, fizzy drinks and ice creams. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Coal & Photograhers – Lots of both

Things were busy at  Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway at the start of the week, David Williams Photographic Charter trains were booked for Monday & Tuesday, civil engineering work was taking place at Castle Caereinion level crossing and the main … Continue reading

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