Tag Archives: Wales

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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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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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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