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November 2017

Taliesin and Prince ready to depart Porthmadog : Andy Wilkinson

Some interesting machines on the Tanat Valley Railway : Stewart Liles

Prince at Dduallt : Andy Wilkinson

October 2017

Ashton Packet Boat Company, Guide Bridge, Manchester : Stewart Liles

Corris No 7 : Stewart Liles

Lilian : Launceston Railway : Stewart Liles

Taliesin resplendent outside Harbour Station: FR Victorian Weekend 2017:

Chris Cooper

Tallylyn: Tom Rolt: Stewart Liles

September 2017

West Lancs 50th Anniversary : Cloister, Irish Mail, Alice, Stanhope

and Joffre: Alan Poxon

WHR : Aberglaslyn Pass : Nicki Robinson

and for an aerial view  click here

W&LLR September Gala : Superb and Joan : Dave Webb

August 2017

Taliesin FR Blaenau Ffestiniog : Stewart Liles

Alp Grum station on the Italian side of the Bernina Pass, 2091m above sea level. Top left is one of the snow covered peaks of the Palu Glacier :

Phil Thompson

Jack Lane and Cloister at the West Lancs August Gala: Dave Webb

FR : Tony Wright

WHR : Tony Wright

July 2017

Owl and Hawk : Kirklees LR : Dave Webb

Fintown Railway : former County Donegal Joint Committee. There are five or six Railcars in various states of preservation. No18 is the only working example : Steve Smith

FR: Minnfordd : Geoff Munday

Wernigerode : Brocken Mountain Railway : Michael Bastow

Springfield Agricultural Railway , Huntingdon : Stewart Liles

June 2017

The Spiral : Trev Oughton

The Cob FR : Trev Oughton

May 2017

Palmerston FR Harbour: Stewart Liles

O&K 2378 Utrillas being prepared at West Lancs Hesketh Bank :

Cedric Binns

Porthmadog FR Quirks and Curiosities Weekend : Andy Wilkinson

Isaac at Woody Bay : Lynton and Barnstaple Railway : Stuart Mackay

ISAAC - Bagnall No. 3023 - built  1953  as an 0-4-2T 2 ft (610 mm) gauge loco, one of four Bagnall locos built for the South Africa Rustenberg Plantinum Mine. 

In June 2012 “Isaac” was relocated to Boston Lodge Works to complete the restoration, arriving at Woody Bay on 29 November 2013. [ L&B website ]

Merddin Emrys on service train at Tanygrisiau : FR : Andy Wilkinson

April 2017

No 9/1213 "Prince of Wales" with air pump and No 8 "Llywelyn" with air pump now disguised in left hand side tank at Devils Bridge : Vale of Rheidol Railway

Cleethorpes Coast LR No 24 giving rides at Peterborough : Paul Howard

No.12 'Joan' (Kerr Stuart No.4404, 1927) : Paul Howard

One HP : ‘A pit pony at Penryrheol Mine near Pontypool in April 1982 – Andrew Neale’

March 2017

Palmerston with a freight train at Minffordd FR : Andy Wilkinson

Sittingbourne and Kemsley : "Leader" Kerr Stuart 926 of 1905:

Stewart Liles

1976 The Cadeby Light Railway and Rev. Teddy Boston driving " Pixie" a Bagnall purchased in 1962 from the Cranford Quarry.  2 foot gauge in the garden!!  : Dave Webb archive.

 1979 Isle of Man Dave Webb relives his memories.......


February 2017

It's 1978 and Prince of Wales is in BR blue livery :

a Vale of Rheidol archive photo from Dave Webb 

new build L&B "LYD" takes water at Pothmadog : Dave Webb

Ffestiniog Railway Tan-y-Bwlch Station : Andy Wilkinson

Valkenburg NG Steam Museum, situated north of the Hague, is only two hours drive from Sheffield, assuming you take the ferry from Hull!

Phil Thompson

January 2017

Tanygrisiau Reservoir Ffestiniog Railway : Gerv Wright

A reminder of summer on the Vale of Rheidol : Gerv Wright

Boxing Day at Porthmadog : Andy Wilkinson

December 2016

Ffestiniog Triple : Gerv Wright

Welsh Highland Railway : approaching Rhyd Ddu: Gerv Wright

Owain Glyndwr VofR No 7 partially rebuilt and photographed

at the NEC by Paul Varey

B Class splendour : Paul Howard

November 2016

Late evening outside Darjeeling shed : Paul Howard

A 2'6" gauge Dick Kerr loco, built in 1910 for the Karachi Port Trust. Renovated in 1990 by the Amritsar workshops, it now stands on a plinth outside of the office of the general manager of the Northern Railway of India in New Delhi. A sister loco is preserved at the National Rail Museum in New Delhi : Paul Howard

W&LLR : Chevallier 0-6-2T steam locomotive built by

Manning Wardle & Co, Leeds, in 1915 : Gerv Wright

Palmerston with a goods train at Minffordd : FR Victorian Weekend:

Andy Wilkinson

October 2016

Rhiw Valley Railway : Paul Howard click here to find out more...

Ffestiniog Victorian Weekend : Superpower : Geoff Munday

Romney Hythe and Dimchurch: Stewart Liles

Talyllyn : Tom Rolt  : Gerv Wright and Paul Howard [below ]

September 2106

L&B Steve Smith

Vale of Rheidol No 8 at Aberffrwd crossing : Gerv Wright

Taliesin in new livery standing at Boston Lodge works: Andy Wilkinson

Countess Banwy Bridge WLLR Sept Gala : Dave Webb

Bala August Gala : Trev Oughton

August 2016

Hythe Pier No 2 BE 16302 of 1917 three rail electric : Stewart Liles

OK 2368 Utrillas at West Lancs : Cedric Binns

Isle of Man Festival of Transport Groudle Glen : Nick Midgley

Replica Lewin loco 'Ant ' on 20 inch track with Steamplex in foreground, driven by owner John  Boyes.

Hudswell Clarke No 1172 built 1922, newly outshopped from Statfold Barn and seen at Threlkeld Mining Museum : Dave Webb

July 2016

Paddy at Threlkeld : Stewart Liles

Velinheli, Linda and Prince with the Snowdonia Limited at Tanygrisiau:

Gerv Wright

Earl of Merioneth above Tanygrisiau Reservoir : Gerv Wright

David Lloyd George above Tanygrisiau heading for Blaenau:

Stewart Liles

June 2016

The two ends of the Ratty :  Dalegarth: Cedric Binns

Ravenglass : Tony Marshall

Statfold Barn : Bagnall Isibutu : Paul Howard

Statfold Barn : Stewart Liles

New FR Carriage 150 interior : Andy Wilkinson

Wells and Walsingham Garratt : Stewart Liles

Bure Valley L&M loco " Mark Timothy" at Wroxham : Stuart Mackay

May 2016

Apedale WW1 event. “JOFFRES” Kerr Stuart  2405 and 3014 :

Cedric Binns

The Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum : Trev Oughton.

Darjeeling "B" Class at Harbour Station with Victorian train :

Andy Wilkinson

The " Snowdonian" passes through Minffordd : Ffestiniog Railway:

Andy Wilkinson

April 2016

Dolbadarn at Gilfach Ddu workshops Llanberris : Stewart Liles

Taliesin at Boston Lodge in new livery : Andy Wilkinson

Capel Bangor crossing Vale of Rheidol: Gill Cooper

Porthmadog Garratt: Andy Wilkinson

March 2016

FR : Gerv Wright

David Lloyd George : FR: Andy Wilkinson

Bolton Fell Peat Works Carlisle : Stewart Liles

Harz Mountain Railway : Paul Varey

February 2016

Upnor Castle : Welsh Highland : Stewart Liles

W&LLR Llanfair : The Earl: Dave Webb

Lynton and Barnstaple: Woody Bay : and Axe waiting to pick up her train.

Stewart Liles

Isle of Man : Dave Webb

January 2016

Crossing the Glaslyn : WHR  : Gerv Wright

Early morning preparations: Boston Lodge Works: Geoff Munday

Vale of Rheidol: arriving at Nantyronen Station: Stewart Liles

DLG on Service train Gwyndy Bank : FR : Andy Wilkinson

December 2015

No 8 waiting at Aberffrwd Station : Vale of Rheidol: Stewart Liles

Blocking the view : Andy Wilkinson : NG16 Garratt lunch break

WHR : Aberglaslyn Pass : Gerv Wright

No8 Llywelyn crosses the Afon Rheidol trestle bridge : Stewart Liles.

November 2015

Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway.

Last train of the season passes the newly erected traditional style waiting shelter at Castle Caereinion, 1st Nov 2015.

This is the first shelter of its type to be present on the railway since 1956 when BR demolished the ones at Golfa, Castle Caereinion and Heniarth. A second shelter is being built 28/29 Nov 2105 at Heniarth to replace the one removed by BR in 1956 :

Dave Billmore

David Lloyd George pulls gravity train to Ffestiniog Power Station summit : Andy Wilkinson

Statfold Barn September Open Day: Paul Howard

Douglas running round at Nant Gwernol: Talyllyn Railway : Stewart Liles

Lighting up on the W&LLR  :  Dave Webb

October 2015

Recent FR Victorian weekend Linda and Blanche double head across Penrhyn Bakehouse Crossing and at Minfordd in May : Andy Wilkinson

South Tynedale Railway : “Barber” was built by Thomas Green and Company Limited of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1908, works No. 441.

: Steve Smith

click here for Steve's Barber video

WHR with Cnicht : Gerv Wright

September 2015

L&B "Lyd"  Ffestiniog Railway : Gerv Wright

Douglas taking on coal and water at Tywyn wharf : Stewart Liles


Brecon Mountain Railway : Baldwin 61269 of 1930 pulls into the new terminus at Torpantau : Stewart Liles

Snowdon Mountain Railway from the WHR at Rhyd Ddu :

Dave Taylor

August 2015

Statfold Barn : Gerv Wright

Threlkeld Open Day

Hugh Napier Quarry Hunslet 1904 Works No. 855

and Marchlyn Avonside 1933 Works No 2067:

Penrhyn Quarries : Cedric Binns

Stewart Liles


Flameproof Hunslet diesel hydraulic No 7446 with

Clayton Battery loco behind: Clearwell Caves Forest of Dean

July 2015

Bala Lake Railway : Trev Oughton

Tallylyn 150 : Steve Smith

June 2015

Le Chermin de Fer de la Baie de Somme‏

E322 Réseau Breton 4-6-0 tank locomotive built by Franco-belge in 1904:

Phil Thompson


Train à vapeur Lac de Rillé POLSKA Henshel & Sohn 15973 0-4-0T 1918

The town of Rillé is located in the Loire Valley central France 

: Bob Walker

Perrygrove Railway  Gloucestershire 15" :

Phil Thompson

May 2015

Merddin Emrys : Ffestiniog Railway : Porthmadog: Andy Wilkinson

Merddin Emrys : Ffestiniog Railway : Steve Smith

Merddin Emrys at Tanygrisiau : Ffestiniog Railway : Steve Smith

April 2105

Linda and Blanche preparing to double head : Porthmadog: Stewart Liles

The French constructed over 600km of metre gauge railways in Cambodia when it was part of French Indochina. This loco was built in 1912 by the Franco - Belge company.

Paul Howard

Statfold Spring Gala : Dave Webb

March 2015

FR : Boston Lodge: Paul Howard

Moelwyn 0-4-0PM was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia in 1918 for service in Word War I with the French Army.

FR Victorian Weekend : Hugh Napier : Andy Wilkinson

Statfold Barn : Chris Cooper

February 2015

WHR  Pont Croesor from Moel Ddu : Dave Taylor

WHR : Hafodyllyn from Llys : Dave Taylor

January 2015

WHR K1 : Stewart Liles

Portmadog Cob from Moel Ddu : Dave Taylor

Dougal W&LLR : Paul Howard

WHR Jan 2010 K1 and NG 143 double-heading : Stewart Liles

December 2014

Talyllyn : Paul Howard

Ffestiniog Railway : Michael Bastow

November 2014

WLLR : Paul Howard

Talyllyn : Michael Bastow

FR : Paul Howard

October 2014

Porthmadog arrival : Michael Bastow

Porthmadog departure : Paul Howard

Visitors to Statfold Barn Open Day 13 Sept enjoying the garden sunshine: Trev Oughton

Adrian Shooter's Darjeeling Himalayan Railway B class loco

running on the South Tynedale Railway : Paul Howard

Looking back at Countess: W&LLR : Chris Cooper

September 2014

W&LLR  : Welshpool servicing : Chris Cooper

August 2014

At Beamish : Steve Smith

Ffestiniog Railway : David Lloyd George : Andy Wilkinson

July 2014

Linda : Paul Butler

2,244m above Sea level - BrienzRothornBahn, the oldest steam powered cogwheel railway in Switzerland : Steve Smith

Hudswell Clarke 972 of 1912 known as Lautoka No.11,  newly named  'Fiji'  stands at the new Porthmadog platform : Andy Wilkinson


June 2014

Devil's Bridge VoR : Phil Thompson

March 2014

Taliesin: Andy Wilkinson

Track reconfiguration and new WHR station Porthmadog: 

Andy Wilkinson

W&LLR Spring working week : Trev Oughton

February 2014

Industrial Landscape : Tony Wright

December 2013

Winifred's Frames; BLR : Andy Wilkinson

Talyllyn Railway : Paul Howard

Dolbadarn : Paul Howard

November 2013

Ffestiniog Railway : Steve Smith : A struggling Taliesin at

Tan y Bwlch

October 2013

Chris Cooper WHR Beddgelert

Sept 2013

Chris Cooper visited the Purbeck Mining Museum at Norden gives an overview of the Isle of Purbeck ball clay mines and tramways : Fayles' Tramways and Pikes' Tramways.

in 1881 the pits north of Norden Farm were being worked out and the tramway was extended eastwards along a parallel route to the proposed Swanage Railway to Norden where pits were dug, clay was processed and weathered. When the L&SWR branch line to Swanage was built an interchange siding was constructed and named "Lord Eldon's Clay Works Siding" to transfer clay to standard gauge wagons by shovel (a lot later a ramp was built to enable the clay to be tipped). 

A short section of 2' gauge track has been reinstated next to a restored section of the mine and Emmet is seen with tippers at the recent Gala.


Emmet was converted from an Orenstein & Koppel 21159 was a type RL3 diesel that was built in 1938. It was "imported" via George W Bungey Ltd. at Hayes Middlesex and sold to ECC Ball clay Mines at Norden. In November 1972, it was purchased by Hampshire Lt. Rly. Soc. & Museum, Durley, Hants. In 2003 this diesel was "converted" into the steam engine "Emmet" by Jim Haylock.

Quarry Hunslet No 542 1891 Alice class ex-Dinorwic "Cloister " is

also resident at Norden but is not in steam


Secundus is housed in the Corfe Museum of Swanage Railway.

An interesting fact!  Russell  Hunslet built 1906

In 1936 when the WHR was closed Russel spent a spell of five years in the Dinas shed followed by six years working for the Ministry of Supply at Hook Norton Mines in Oxfordshire. In 1948 Russell came south to Norden.

The leading axle gave trouble (due to the poor quality of the track) and she latterly worked as a 0-6-2 T. But in 1953 a further boiler certificate was refused, and she was purchased by the Birmingham Locomotive Club for exhibition at the narrow-gauge Museum at Towyn in North Wales, being moved in August 1955

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