Royal Train visit - 12th July 2004.
All photographs by courtesy of Merfyn Jones.
The Royal Train visited the line on the 12th of July 2004 when the Prince of Wales paid a visit during his summer tour of Wales. The last time the Royal Train was seen on the line was in July 1953. Motive power was provided by 67005, in Royal claret livery, top and tailed by 67006. The Prince's itinerary included visits to Llanrwst and Trefriw to inspect repairs done following flood damage in February this year. After the Prince left the train at Tal y Cafn, the Royal Train went to Llanrwst station, where he rejoined, before the train retraced its route to Llandudno Junction.
The rear of the train leaving Llanrwst North.
67006 arriving back at Llanrwst North.
Passing the local service to Blaenau Ffestiniog at Llanrwst North.
67005 "Queen's Messenger" leaving Tal y Cafn on the return journey.
67006 arriving at Tal y Cafn on the return working.
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