LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 no. 45231 “The Sherwood Forester” approaches Blaenau Tunnel with Railway Touring Company’s return 1Z45 16.11 Blaenau Ffestiniog to Preston “The Welsh Mountaineer”.
LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 nos. 45231 “The Sherwood Forester” and 45407 “The Lancashire Fusilier” hammer up the 1:43 grade to Blaenau Tunnel with Railway Touring Company’s 1Z85 16.10 Blaenau Ffesti... (more)
Four for the price of one. This was the first time in 10 or so years that mainline steam had run to Blaenau Ffestiniog. LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 nos. 45231 “The Sherwood Forester” and 45407 “The ... (more)
Blaenau Ffestiniog sits without but completely surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park, due to the scars from its industrial past of slate quarrying, and the various waste heaps. Not quite the s... (more)
A rarity on many fronts. Firstly, sun in Blaenau Ffestiniog, a place notorious for rain and dull weather. Secondly, a railtour to that location. Thirdly, a railtour to Blaenau Ffestiniog in the su... (more)