The Welsh Highland Railway

Rail mover in T4

The Welsh Highland Railway is a 2-foot narrow-gauge railway running through beautifull rural scenary in Snowdonia (or Eryri) in Wales (Cymru). Its long and complicated history is entering a new phase, as the line is being rebuilt, to form a continous route from the historic castle town of Caernarfon to the Ffestiniog Railway at Porthmadog.

More information on railway operations and the rebuilding project can be found at these Web sites:

Phase 4 Openings

Phase 4, from Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog, is opening in stages over 2009 – 2011. The railway is now open to Pont Croesor.

Limited services to Porthmadog (Harbour station) may start during Autumn 2010 and increase over 2011.

My connection with the railway consists of playing on it in the '70s, and helping with track laying from 2007. You can find some more of my pictures on the two construction Web sites.

Laying rails at Croesor Junction
Laying rails at Croesor Junction
The golden bolts
The golden bolts
Passing through Rhyd Ddu? We recommend Ty Mawr B & B and Tea room.
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