Blaenau Ffestiniog

  • Stanier pair celebrate Conwy Valley reopening

    Stanier pair celebrate Conwy Valley reopening

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    NETWORK Rail and Transport for Wales Rail Services hosted a special main line steam trip on August 3 to celebrate the reopening of the Conwy Valley line in North Wales. ‘The Conwy Quest’, double-headed by West Coast Railways’ Stanier ‘8F’ No. 48151 and ‘Jubilee’ No. 45690 Leander, ran from Chester to Blaenau Ffestiniog.  At Llandudno Junction there…

  • Conwy Valley reopens after washout repairs

    Conwy Valley reopens after washout repairs

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    THE Conwy Valley Line in North Wales was due to reopen throughout on July 24 following extensive repairs to six miles of track washed out by a storm in March.  Llandudno Junction to Llanrwst North reopened to passengers on July 18, in connection with the Welsh National Eisteddfod, while the southern section to Blaenau Ffestiniog…

  • Summer reopening plan for damaged Conwy Valley line

    Summer reopening plan for damaged Conwy Valley line

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    Work is underway to repair the Conwy Valley Line in North Wales after flooding washed away significant sections of the line for the second time in three years.

  • Onwards and upwards – the ever-changing story of the historic Ffestiniog Railway 

    Onwards and upwards – the ever-changing story of the historic Ffestiniog Railway 

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    Craig Amess charts the rise, decline and hard-earned rebirth of the Ffestiniog Railway – and enjoys the treats in store on this and the adjoining Welsh Highland Railway this Christmas.

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