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« Reply #120 on: August 03, 2019, 05:44:33 PM »
The Conwy Quest steams through North Wales marking reopening of line
The engine chugged through despite one of the stations on the Conwy Valley line remaining closed due to flood damage

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« Reply #121 on: August 04, 2019, 05:25:30 PM »
The house (Conway Cottage) in the picture of the full-length train is where I grew up ... my father would be turning in his grave if he saw the garden now, he always kept it immaculate, won the prize for best small garden at Eglwysbach Show on more than one occasion.  On the railway side the bushes have grown to spoil the view to the river as well.

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« Reply #122 on: August 04, 2019, 06:20:41 PM »
Nice place to grow up in DVT      $good


Rhuddlan was disappointed when he saw the steam train at Abergele as it was tender first but Tellytubby saw it when it was returning in the afternoon and the engine was in front


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« Reply #123 on: August 05, 2019, 04:15:31 PM »
We were fortunate to be given invites for the Conwy Quest.

Here are a few of my pics.

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« Reply #124 on: August 05, 2019, 04:18:16 PM »
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« Reply #125 on: August 05, 2019, 04:19:27 PM »
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« Reply #126 on: August 06, 2019, 04:38:11 PM »
 $cool$ Bri, lucky chap.       The Pioneer has covered the story and included some different videos .........
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« Reply #127 on: August 06, 2019, 06:47:29 PM »
I was talking to Bri's friend Arfon at a coffee morning today and Arfon and Bri also had a ride on the narrow gauge railway from Blaenau to Tan Y Bwlch.       $good$

Tan Y Bwlch railway station is a really nice place to visit, it's well kept and has a cafe and there are many interesting walks nearby

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« Reply #128 on: September 03, 2019, 09:46:14 AM »
The world-famous Flying Scotsman is coming to North Wales later this year.
The steam locomotive travels along the coast on Friday, November 8.

"It will then pass through Rhyl and Colwyn Bay with views of the Irish Sea and the Great Orme in Llandudno.
A break will be made at Llandudno Junction to water the Flying Scotsman, and you will be able to see the locomotive up close during the brief stop."

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« Reply #129 on: October 24, 2019, 03:56:22 PM »
North Wales rail passengers travelling between Holyhead and London warned of major disruption
Services will be affected over four upcoming weekends with replacement bus services in operation.
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« Reply #130 on: October 27, 2019, 08:51:09 AM »
The hidden past of North Wales' old railway stations - and why you may not even have noticed them
There are more than 180 disused railway stations in North Wales alone.
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« Reply #131 on: November 02, 2019, 10:18:11 AM »
The iconic Flying Scotsman will be returning to a host of North Wales towns next week.

Trainspotters will be able to see the world-famous locomotive as it passes through the region on its North Wales Coast Express tour on Friday November 8.

The train will take those on board through the Dee Estuary, across the Menai Strait and towards Anglesey - giving passengers stunning views of Snowdonia and the Great Orme along the way.

It's return was announced back in September, with organisers calling the trip a "rare opportunity" for passengers to travel along our coastline behind the Flying Scotsman.

Tickets start at 144 for a standard adult fare with passengers able to enjoy a full English breakfast and a four course dinner with the 310 premier ticket.

The North Wales Coast Express journey originates in London Euston next Friday  and will see passengers hauled towards Crewe by the vintage electric 86259 Les Ross.

It's expected to arrive there just before 10am and this is where the Flying Scotsman will be attached to the train for the run to Holyhead.

After leaving Crewe, the tour will enjoy the historic sites of Chester en route to Wales, entering the country at Saltney.

From here it follows the Dee Estuary closely and will then pass through the likes of Rhyl and Colwyn Bay, offering passengers their first glimpse of the Great Orme.

The tour will take a break at Llandudno Junction, offering trainspotters and passengers the opportunity to get even closer to the world-famous locomotive steam train.

The Flying Scotsman will then continue its journey to Holyhead, passing through through Stephenson's tubular bridge over the Conwy and beneath the walls of Edward I's castle.

Passengers will soon head westwards through Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan and Bangor - soon passing over the Menai Straits.


The final part of the journey will see the locomotive cross the causeway and reach its destination of Holyhead at around 1.30pm, with a short stop here before the return journey.             ref DP

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« Reply #132 on: November 02, 2019, 10:29:15 AM »
Should attract a lot of photographers looking for the iconic shot of the Scot crossing the Conwy.  And later, crossing the Straits. 
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Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

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« Reply #133 on: November 02, 2019, 05:19:15 PM »
If the train is expected in Crewe at 10am and in Holyhead at 1.30pm, I wonder what time we can expect her in Llandudno Junction?

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« Reply #134 on: November 05, 2019, 10:13:07 AM »
The Pioneer's report on the Flying Scotsman's visit........

"The locomotive will start its tour in London and is scheduled to leave Crewe just before 10am on Friday morning and head along the coast passing Prestatyn an hour later. The next stop will be at Llandudno Junction at 11.30am where it will stay for about an hour giving fans of the locomotive the opportunity of a closer look and a chance to shoot photographs. It then leaves for Holyhead where it is planned to arrive at around 1.30pm.

It is timed to depart from Holyhead at 4.05pm for its return run, but the shorter daylight hours mean when it come back through Prestatyn at about 5.30pm it'll be dark"
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