Category Archives: Welshpool

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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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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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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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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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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A Train Ride With Santa Claus

A few photographs and a short video of a train ride with Santa Clause aka Father Christmas at the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. Saturday 13th December was cold and clear. By all accounts the steam heated carriages were nice … Continue reading

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A Modest Event

The 2104 gala has come and gone. On Saturday the author of this blog was rostered to drive the 10 o’clock departure from Llanfair Caereinion which was advertised as a double header. The train consisted of The Earl, Joan, four … Continue reading

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