Tag Archives: locomotive

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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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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A Steamy Affair

(Image above from a Wikipedia article about boiler explosions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiler_explosion) Locomotive boilers are potentially dangerous items of equipment and are, quite rightly, inspected by our insurance company’s surveyor annually. There are two distinct stages to the inspection process. The first … 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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W&LLR Workshop Week – Sir Drefaldwyn

The departure of Simon Durrant to pastures new has caused a bit of a set back on the progress of the re-building of Sir Drefaldwyn. One of the problems being that for part of the week we are without a … 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 Day In The Worshops

The overhaul of 699.01, Sir Drefaldwyn, is proceeding well and despite the lack of a boiler it is beginning to look like a steam locomotive once again. The wheels are back in and the replacement water tanks and bunker are … 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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Sir Drefaldwyn Progress Report

I recently spent three days at the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. Two of them were driving turns and the last day was in the workshops. Steady progress is being made on the rebuild of  699.01 aka Sir Drefaldwyn and … Continue reading

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Up The Hills & Down By The River

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway now exists  as preserved railway and carries tourists and a few local people between Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion. The line was built in the early years of the twentieth century to a very tight … Continue reading

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