Tag Archives: Welshpool

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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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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Shooting Trains !

No not with a twelve bore shot-gun but a lot of very expensive cameras. Over three days in mid October the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway played host to a group of people who were taking part in a ‘Photo … 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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Twitchers’ Paradise

When people write up reports about activities at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway any mention of the wildlife seen along the line tends to come in the last couple of sentences.  Many of our visitors are delighted by what … Continue reading

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