Two double Fairlies and a Garratt were being fired up to work the service trains today. Our guide, July, is the enthusiastic office manager here, She frequently fires the Garratts.
|There is one Garrat stabled overnight here. It presently has to be outside but a new shed is being built.|
|The smaller Fairlies can be kept under cover|
|Boiler for Welsh Pony, last steamed in 1937|
|Frames for Welsh Ponky|
|Paul tested the fireman's space on a Fairlie|
There was a short stay in Blaenau Ffestiniog while the engine ran around and we then returned in good sunlight back to Porthmadog.
|At Blaenau Ffestiniog the rhododendrons are taking over and transforming the town from slate grey to green, a significant improvement|
|A Garratt coming to couple on to a train to Caernarfon|
|Russell is the only original Welsh Highland Railway locomotive. Its boiler certificate was recently renewed.|