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The WHR route. [Introduction] [Note for visitors] [Phases] [Detailed descriptions] [Aerial photos] [For loco crews] [Place names] [Historical maps] [Gradient profiles] [Statutory instruments] [Extras] [Other sites] General location The WHR route (click for larger view) The Welsh Highland route runs through some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.

The WHR route

Starting near the quayside at the ancient port of Caernarfon, the route climbs on the old standard gauge trackbed to the old junction with the original WHR at Dinas. Rejoining the trackbed of the original WHR, the line climbs into the heart of the Snowdonia mountains, past lakes, then down through a forest and a spectacular rocky gorge to the sea at Porthmadog, having crossed Snowdonia from sea to sea in the course of its twenty-five miles (40 km). Note for visitors - this is an operational railway, trains are unforgiving. Access to the railway is restricted to stations and public rights of way. I. II. Locomotives. Steam locomotives of the slate railways today On this page are examples of locomotives built either for slate quarries or for the railways which served them.


All of these locos have been preserved and in most cases they are still hauling trains. This is not intended to be a comprehensive survey as there are far better websites out there for those who wish to study the subject further. Built in 1902 by Hunslet of Leeds, Alice worked at Dinorwic Slate Quarry until about 1960. The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales. The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales More tramway photos from the past - page 2.

The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales

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Approfittate dell'ampio ventaglio di prodotti a disposizione sui nostri autobus and more ... Servizio JetBus per l'aeroporto di Milano Malpensa. Current eventsWe moved to our new headquaters. and more ... Peckett Locomotives - By Works Number. Peckett Locomotives - By Works Number This page is intended to grow as material becomes available and time allows!

Peckett Locomotives - By Works Number

The intention is to show as many Peckett locomotives as possible in works number order. If you have photos to contribute please e-mail me.

Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway

Festiniog Railway. Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. Penryhn Railway. Tralee and Dingle Railway. Welsh Highland Railway. The Friends of Cwmorthin Slate Quarry. UK Narrow Gauge Steam. List provided by Gavin Hamilton Details are arranged in the following format - Number/Name/Wheel Arrangement/Builder/no/date/weight/bore x stroke/Driving diameter/Boiler pressure/notes (a dash - in any entry signifies that information is not available) Scotland British Aluminium Company, Lochaber Works, Fort William Operated by Balfour, Beatty & Co.

UK Narrow Gauge Steam

England Isle of Man Isle of Man Railway 3' gauge,opened from 1/5/1873 closed part in stages from 1960 Douglas to Part Erin still open 1 "Sutherland" 2-4-0T Beyer Peacock/1253/1873 19T/11x18/45"/120lb preserved Port Erin Museum 2 "Derby" 2-4-0T Beyer Peacock/1254/1873 19T/11x18/45"/120lb dismantled 1951 scr 1974-8 3 "Pender" 2-4-0T Beyer Peacock/1255/1873 19T/11x18/45"/120lb preserved(sectioned) N.W.

Wales Welsh Quarry Systems Back to Motive Power Review. Gardenrailwayrealism / Planning for realistic operation. Roundhouse 2012. There's three boxes Roundhouse would have to tick; A new model would have to have appeal to as wide a market as possible, be reasonably priced (IE not too huge, complex or crusted with detail) and buildable using as many standard bits as possible.

Roundhouse 2012

The suggestion of an Irish prototype has legs, since although the Emerald Isle has a relatively small population, there is a lot of interest in all things Irish over t'other side of the pond- although would that interest translate into sales? The bigger machines (like CDR class 5 2-6-4Ts) have a lot of presence and appeal, although you whether a train that size would be too much to ask of the standard RH cyls and boiler, and Columbkille would look silly on 32mm- it might be technically possible (outside frames) but would you really want to? The Corris Railway. South Tynedale Railway ~ Home. The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust. Links. Links Do you have an appropriate website related to either Model Engineering or Manning Wardle locomotives.


Archive - Steam Trains - The Train Now Departing. ConwaySaddleTankLocoSm. Breaking News. Member of the Association of Independent Museums Affiliate Member of The Transport Trust Member of the Heritage Railways Association The Content of this Website is Strictly Copyright to The Glyn Valley Tramway Group Registered address: The Old Tramway Engine Shed, New Road, Glyn Ceiriog, Llangollen, LL20 7HE Click on any News item to see the full story Group’s holds successful Community Consultation Day Group’s first replica GVT vehicle is delivered to the Valley Schools Painting Competition at Group Open Day a great success Group completes remedial works on Loco Shed nine months early !

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Previous News (click for full details) . . . . . . Mayor of Wrexham lends support to GVT Group’s aims Great honour accorded to GVT Member First track laid at Glyn for 73 years ! Home. Lynton Station model kits selling well. Update: 15 June 2014: Worldwide demand for these kits has exceeded the manufacturers' expectations. The first batch is almost sold out after just a few days, and manufacturing of the second batch is already underway ... 12 June 2014: Unfortunately, Australia Post charges are now slightly higher, so prices have had to be raised. Lynton Station can now be purchased for AUS$257 (about £144). News. Following a few months of negotiations with our friends at Bressingham, Norfolk, agreement has been reached whereby the PQR will assist with the restoration of the locomotive Gwynedd in the hope of returning the loco to working order at the earliest opportunity.

A substantial donation kindly provided by a Penrhyn Quarry Railway sponsor now means that all of the funds needed are in place to restore the loco to full working order once again. Once fully operational, Gwynedd will spend a significant period of time at the PQR each year becoming an ambassador for both Bressingham and the Penrhyn Quarry Railway. The Gwynedd Restoration Group at Bressingham will be joined by members of the Felin Fawr team who will assist with the preparation of parts for the restoration with the aim of restoring the loco to as near as feasible Penrhyn appearance. Once restored to full working order again, Gwynedd will be the oldest operational quarry Hunslet in existence. Penrhyn Quarry Railway.

Talyllyn Railway. News. May 2014 Update The first full operational month of the year is always greeted with enthusiasm and all the team see the results of their hard work over the winter. This year there is much more than routine service, improvements and upgrading to report. Glan Llyn Glan Llyn is an outdoor educational centre on the north shore of Lake Bala. Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid / Bala Lake Railway. Talyllyn Railway. The World's First Preserved Railway. Southwold Railway Trust Home Page. Southwold Railway Blog. OK – it’s a hole in the ground. But it does show that, as the post is buried to half its length, the ground hereabouts has risen by a couple of feet at least Another beautiful spring day – we do seem to be very lucky with this – perhaps to offset our frustration about the planning situation! On Wednesday April 30th, four volunteers – John, Bob, Toby and James – started with the now-customary “spreading of the hoggin” by our entrance, before decamping to the trackbed, and getting stuck in to stumps, brambles and twiggery.

John’s pulley system, used with some digging and root cutting, worked very nicely indeed to remove a large number of medium-sized stumps: he quite happily spliced ropes to take the strain of the pulling, although he served in the Irish Guards, not the navy. James measuring original SR fence post, to check spacing of timber rails. Piece of hardwood will be that easy to find. An intact post – at least 85 years old – possibly 134 years in the ground. The Ashover Light Railway Society » Home. Bringing Steam back to the Amber Valley. Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway : News. Vale of Rheidol Railway - Aberystwyth, United Kingdom - Railway, Tourist attraction.

News. 27_geoff_ng.jpg 855×494 pixels. Snailbeach District Railways. Snailbeach District Railways was a British narrow gauge railway in Shropshire. The Ashover Light Railway Society » How can I help? NG15 No 134 Restoration Project - Working Party reports. The Importance of Anna's Design. Taliesin - A 7mm NG Single Fairlie - Narrow Gauge Modelling & Prototype - RMweb. Locomotive of the Month. Locomotive of the month. Narrow Gauge Heaven: information on UK and worldwide narrow gauge railways.

Hunslet Elider - Built for Dinorwic Quarries. Welsh Highland Railway. 103632.jpg 1,200×739 pixels. Steam Loco Design - Power and Economy: Developing the ZBs - Introduction. Contact: 10.25 inch freelance industrial 0-6-0 steam locomotive. : Exmoor Steam Railway, Devon its history and steam locomotives. Denzil Shunts the stock in the main station in 2005 & an early view with Yeo Valley, Lorna Doone(1st) & River Churnet in 1993 History.

Moel Tryfan Vs Taliesin. Hunslet. Holy War 23-05-10. Hutchinson. The Scottish Narrow Gauge Pool. Gelert. Locomotive of the Month. The prototype Atlantic is based on a locomotive once owned by the 2'-3" gauge Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway, which ran in Scotland from around 1906 to 1932. Snailbeach District Railways. Snailbeach railway. The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales  Dinorwic Quarry in 1967. Building a narrow gauge locomotive on 5 part 2" Bagnall Articulated Locomotives. Wasps nest Coach. Bala lake railway. Talyllyn Railway, July 2010. LODGE HILL & UPNOR RAILWAY. Steam engines for sale :

R0640 JUBILEE 1897 Penrhyn Jun1961. "Holy War" poses in light steam at Llanuwchllyn. Weston Langford.