Steam powered narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  2. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Not ridden it, but it stops at the car park at the foot of the Rhyd Ddu path up Snowden and we had to wait for it to pass as we went up and again as we came down, which was quite neat timing :)
     
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  3. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I love that railway.
     
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  4. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    One of my happiest childhood memories is being there :)
     
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  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I wish I'd had the time to take a journey all the way to Caernarfon. Endless steam! :D
     
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  6. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Same.

    The variety of locomotives and rolling stock they have is superb. It’s arguably the best steam preservation line in the UK.
     
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  7. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    I've been heavily involved with the ffesty for decades ...
     
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  8. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    That's the Welsh Highland ...
     
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  9. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Is that a different thing?
     
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  10. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Burns Welsh coal also - makes it even better.......:thumbs:
     
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  11. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Was a regular on this growing up. Had a special "locals" discount too.
     
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  12. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Yes ! they are very different.
    (Although they both start at the same Porthmadog Harbour station, just to confuse matters)
     
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  13. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    We need to organise a weekend group visit , whereby the differences can be explained in practical terms - any trip would end in "The Australian" at Porthmadog , which serves "Purple Moose" products.
     
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  14. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Why not "Spooner's ?"

    In any case, I'm down there about every three weeks ...
     
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  15. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Soon as I sent it - I realised a "faux pas" - of course , with decent food available.
     
  16. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I went on this a few years ago when staying in Betwys-y-Coed. I’m not particularly a train person but it was excellent - the carriages are tiny but that’s good because it goes through some stunning landscapes and you’re closer to them.
     
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  17. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    We went on this a year or two back when we were on holiday in Pwllheli. It's a beautiful way to spend a day.
     
  18. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Santa train was always fun, but as a teenagee with zero interest in steam trains it was just a fancy way of getting to Cob Records in Porthmadog for a quick shop whilst my Mum, Dad and brothers looked at trains and stuff....
     
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  19. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

     
  20. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    I've had that day out too. Many years ago. Those North Wales narrow gauge railways are the most marvelous engineering, love 'em. Beautiful rugged mountains Snowdonia.
     
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  22. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I think they did originally plan a diversion route for the line, but never went ahead as not worthwhile. Maybe in the distant future the Llangollen railway will get all the way to festiniog and build a diversion here :)
     

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