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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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A Superb Steam Gala

  What can be better than having you expectations exceeded ? Booking visiting locomotives for a steam gala can be a worrisome business. Will it actually arrive in a fit state to run on an eight mile long railway that … Continue reading

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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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Brake Blocks & Running Repairs

  On Sunday 9th of April I was rostered as ‘Driver 2’ on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. On this turn of duty crew ‘2’ look after the loco while crew ‘1’ have their breakfast and lunch breaks then … 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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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 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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