Did you know? The first new coking plant following nationalisation opened in Fishburn on 18 June 1954.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

TR Volunteers Visit the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway

This weekend saw a few volunteers from TR visit the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway for their annual Victorian Weekend. 
Geoff, Peter, Antony, Matthew, Andrew, Callum, Mark, Ben, Chris, David and David pose next to Princess at Boston Lodge

A look at smaller locos...

..Matthew deep in thought at Hugh Napier

David, Mark and Peter talk sheds
Antony and Ben discuss works plates
Meanwhile on the train Peter and Mark discuss carriage lighting
Victorian train at Tan-Y-Bwlch


More conversation- this time about rails. 
Peter finally made it Blaenau Ffestiniog and was pleased

A night time photo shoot using Van No1 "Curly Roof Van"
This van was built in 2004 and is a replica of an 1873 Brown Marshall & Co. bogie van, familiarly known as the curly roofed van. As a practical detail while working this vehicle, it is convenient for a guard to look forward along the train over the concave section of the roof without putting his head above the roof line. The Festiniog Railway bought the bodies for three bogie luggage vans from Brown, Marshall & Co. - two in 1873 and the third in 1876, and added the bogies and brake gear at Boston Lodge
On the Sunday we took a trip over the Welsh Highland Railway behind Ex South African Railways NGG16 Class Garratt 143