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09-Jul-2019 13:11

A trip through the Aberglaslyn Pass took the consist on to Pen y Mount Junction where the locos spent the night.

The train of 11 carriages was topped and tailed with Vale of Ffestiniog at the Porthmadog end and Taliesin at the Hafod y Llyn end.Half a century ago, the scrap line at Penrhyn was photographed and the locos which looked so sorry for themselves have now been restored to their former glory.Over the weekend of September 15-16, the scrap line was recreated at Dinas on the WHR with the engines back in steam and lined up as they were 50 years ago.Steam locomotive Merddin Emrys, built in the FR’s workshops in 1879, pulled a replica beer wagon through the streets of the town on Monday evening carrying barrels of beer ahead of the railways’ Classic Ffestiniog gala over the weekend of October 6-7, when there will be a rare chance to see the longest gravity slate train – over 50 wagons - since the 1930s in action.The beer being carried was 'Pegler’s Passion', a 4.0% pale bitter, brewed especially for the Classic Ffestiniog weekend and the associated tribute to the late Alan Pegler OBE, the man recognised as having rescued the railway from dereliction in the 1950s, who died earlier this year.

The train of 11 carriages was topped and tailed with Vale of Ffestiniog at the Porthmadog end and Taliesin at the Hafod y Llyn end.Half a century ago, the scrap line at Penrhyn was photographed and the locos which looked so sorry for themselves have now been restored to their former glory.Over the weekend of September 15-16, the scrap line was recreated at Dinas on the WHR with the engines back in steam and lined up as they were 50 years ago.Steam locomotive Merddin Emrys, built in the FR’s workshops in 1879, pulled a replica beer wagon through the streets of the town on Monday evening carrying barrels of beer ahead of the railways’ Classic Ffestiniog gala over the weekend of October 6-7, when there will be a rare chance to see the longest gravity slate train – over 50 wagons - since the 1930s in action.The beer being carried was 'Pegler’s Passion', a 4.0% pale bitter, brewed especially for the Classic Ffestiniog weekend and the associated tribute to the late Alan Pegler OBE, the man recognised as having rescued the railway from dereliction in the 1950s, who died earlier this year.January 17th 2011 March 2011 The first opportunity to travel 80 miles on Narrow Gauge in one Day ! Depart Harbour station Porthmadog about 09.30 Travel to Blaenau Ffestiniog behind a Double Fairlie Return to Harbour, traverse the Cross Town Link and over the Cambrian line Passing the Welsh Highland Heritage Line, up the New Welsh Highland line Hauled by the oldest Garratt Locomotive K1 To Caernarfon Return to Harbour Station by 18.00.