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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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Tree-mendous Achievement

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 2016-17 winter hedgebash project has come to a successful conclusion. In just six weekends the gang has made a significant impact on the vegetation alongside the line on the Golfa Bank. The extent of … Continue reading

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Track Maintenance

A couple of weeks ago there was a plaintive email from the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway locomotive roster clerk asking for someone to drive the Track Gang’s works train on Friday 10th of June as their regular driver was … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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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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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 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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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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