Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday 3 June - Welsh Highland Railway to Dinas

We took the Caernarfon train as far as Dinas today to visit the WHR works. The weather was cloudy to start but the sun broke through and we had a ride through wonderful scenery.  The Aberglaslyn Pass was at its best and there were good views across the straits to Anglesea Island.  Pictures tell the story better than words.
Welsh baking is very much stick to your ribs

View from the cob

A double Fairlie arrives for the first working of the day to Blaenau Ffestiniog

Our lunches were individually prepared according to our preferences.

Near Waunfawr

At Dinas there were Garratt body parts all over the shop

A preserved De Winton vertical boiler locomotive built in Caernarfon

The views across the Menai strait were excellent

Entering the Aberglasluyn Pass from Beddgelert

Our Garratt on arrival back at Porthmadog

On the cob. light engine for Boston Lodge.
Fishing in the shallow water behind the cob

We had dinner this evening in the Spooner restaurant at the station.  It was good and was washed down with a Snowdonia Ale followed by a pint of Mild.

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