Tag Archives: Light

Dull As Ditch Water

  Running through lovely rolling hills in Mid Wales the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway  (W&LLR) is a little over eight miles long. That means there are 16 miles of fences, or hedges (or in places both) to maintain. Added … Continue reading

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A Lament For Five Brothers

Five of us, brothers, stood beside the water Bright sun played on the ripples We mourned for our cousin Lost when she fell into the river We were tall, the others handsome But I for twenty summers Bore a scar … Continue reading

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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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Up A Drain Pipe

The heritage railway movement might use rails but it depends on people. People from all walks of life who willingly give some of their time to make things happen. There are the obvious things that have to be done: trains … 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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Workshop Week – The Earl

A series of captioned photographs describing a repair to The Earl. The Earl standing in the workshops of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway at Llanfair Caerionion. Note that the cylinder cladding and valve chest cover has been removed. The … 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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The November Hedgebash Event

Here are a couple of short video clips that were taken at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway on Sunday 23rd of November 2014. In the first video Darren Knibbs our tame arborculturist tackles an old coppice stump on “The … Continue reading

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