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North Wales Coast Steam Tours


This page is a photographic collection of today's steam tours along the North Wales coast main line and the
 Conwy Valley branch to Bleanau Ffestiniog.

Photographic submissions should be sent in jpg form to the email address on the HOMEPAGE. (geoffpoole@outlook.com)

All files received will be considered for publication so please include the engine and train details, location, date and name of photographer.

All files will be welcomed on the understanding that digital improvements, cropping and resizing, to fit in with page design, may be carried out.

IMPORTANT :  Only photographs taken from legal positions i.e. outside Network Rail land or trespass areas will be considered.
All submissions will be accepted on the understanding that these rules have been adhered to.

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Railway Touring Club

  THE WELSH MOUNTAINEER  


Tuesday July 24th 2018.

LMS Class 8F 2-8-0  No. 48151.
Steam hauled : Preston - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Preston.
Diesel assisted due to fire risk (37669).



This shot by Jack Poole opens this new page showing the 8F leaving 6G with the evening leg.







The next three shots by Dave Wood show the train first preparing to leave North Llanrwst on the outward leg then on the homeward leg at
 Abergele and finally at Helsby.












Signalman Alan Roberts (now recently retired after 42 years service) took these four shots of the train arriving at
 6G and preparing to leave for Bleanau Ffestiniog.













Photographer Jack Poole 'cabbing' the diesel  37669 at 6G.







The Mountaineer leaves 6G, on the homeward leg, passing the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch line.






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NORTH WALES COAST EXPRESS

Sunday July 22nd 2018.

LMS Jubilee Class 6P 4-6-0 No. 45690 'Leander'.




The 'Jub' with the outward leg at Tan y Bryn footbridge Mochdre.








Passing one of the four limestone lion sentinels, as the train runs over the Britannia bridge, crossing the Menai Straits en route to Holyhead.








After turning at Valley 'Leander' prepares to enter the main line, to reverse to Holyhead, to join up with her train.







45690 joins the main line after turning at Valley.








Approaching Llanfair P.G station with the homeward leg.








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