Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway’s (Ff&WHR) June 21-23 Welsh Highland Railway – Past, Present and Future gala title referenced the 21st anniversary of Ff&WHR trains running out of Caernarfon and the newly opened station building at the terminus.
However, this gala carried much greater significance for the ‘future’ element.
That relations between Ff&WHR and Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (WHHR) have been difficult over the years is no secret. This event showcased mutual co-operation and evidence such problems are being consigned to history. The Peace Dividend was significant and highly memorable.
The headline act was WHHR’s Hunslet 2-6-2T Russell, the only surviving original Welsh Highland steam locomotive, working regular shuttle services top-and-tail with a Ffestiniog loco over the southern section of the revived WHR.
Read more and view more images in the August 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
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