Welsh Highland Railway

  • West Highland Railway celebrates its Centenary

    West Highland Railway celebrates its Centenary

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    Welsh Highland Railway turns 100 this year, and tickets for its Centenary Celebrations are on sale now!

  • WHR 100 test train success

    WHR 100 test train success

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    Preparations for the joint WHR 100:SOUTH SNOWDON event have included running a train of Welsh Highland Heritage Railway stock to Beddgelert.

  • Baldwin steams on WHR

    Baldwin steams on WHR

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    GRAHAM Fairhurst’s newly restored Baldwin ‘10-12-D’ 4-6-0T WDLR No. 608 (picture, RM Nov) undertook a test run to Welsh Highland Railway’s (WHR) Pont Croesor on November 1, accompanied by 4wDM Upnor Castle.  This was the first time that a ‘10-12-D’ had steamed on WHR metals since 1937.  No. 608 ran to Beddgelert on November 3 during a…

  • Watkin returns to Caernarfon

    Watkin returns to Caernarfon

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    DE Winton 0-4-0VBT Watkin was moved into a display location in Welsh Highland Railway’s new £3million Caernarfon station at the beginning of April.  The 1893-built locomotive was built at De Winton’s Caernarfon works on the waterfront, just yards from the new station.   After working on the Penmaenmawr granite quarries’ jetty it became derelict by…

  • Narrow Gauge In The Somme Sector before, during and after the First World War

    Narrow Gauge In The Somme Sector before, during and after the First World War

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    By Martin JB Farebrother & Joan S Farebrother (hardback, Pen & Sword, 256pp £40, ISBN 1473887631). A timely publication indeed in view of the debut of a restored First World War Baldwin 4-6-0T and a Hunslet 4-6-0T at the Welsh Highland Railway’s Past, Present and Future event on June 21-23 (News, page 36). This hefty…

  • King’s Cross to go narrow gauge for spring half-term

    King’s Cross to go narrow gauge for spring half-term

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    TWO narrow gauge locomotives that once worked on slate mines in Snowdonia are to take pride of place at King’s Cross station. The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways will be bringing Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Velinheli and de Winton vertical-boilered locomotive Chaloner for display at the station’s ticket hall from February 16-24. The railway has previously…

  • Have you thought about 009?

    Have you thought about 009?

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    Imagine modelling a narrow-gauge Welsh slate quarry, or perhaps the Welsh Highland or Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, past or present. Such projects are becoming possible for many more modellers with the recent resurgence of ready-to-run 009-scale locomotives and rolling stock, writes Pete Kelly.    Now and again, it’s inevitable that some modellers will grow tired…

  • 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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