Conwy Valley line - Lein Dyffryn Conwy
Whistling Slater Railtour, June 4th 2005
4th 2005 saw the first visit of a Class 40, 40145, to the Conwy Valley line for
nearly 20 years. The "Whistling Slater" was run jointly by Pathfinders
Tours and the Class 40 Preservation Society. The tour started from
Bristol and ran as 1Z51 05.36 Bristol Temple Meads - Blaenau Ffestiniog
and was formed of 10 vehicles. After visiting Blaenau the tour continued
to Holyhead before returning to Bristol. Unfortunately the weather
in Blaenau was atrocious and the tour arrived in a downpour which severely
restricted photo opportunities. The loco performed faultlessly all
day - a credit to the class 40 group.
40145 arriving at North Llanrwst where the service train was crossed.
the platform of North Llanrwst, note the plastic
spades above the left bufferbeam!
through Roman Bridge.
to pass the former Blaenau Ffestiniog North station.
round in Blaenau, in a cloudburst!
Just the headboards to add
Blaenau for Holyhead with a Ffestiniog Railway train on the right.
page: Steam to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1998 and 1999.
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