Postcards - September 2004 - A Day Out In Wales

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A day out in Wales started at the pretty village of Carrog.

Carrog is the terminus of the Llangollen steam railway.

Next, it was on to the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway, for a ride behind this diminutive steam loco. Alice was built in Leeds in 1902, and worked in a Welsh slate quarry until about 1960.
The railway was built in the early 70s on the trackbed of a former standard gauge line.

The Bala Lake Railway runs along the shore of the lake for most of its length, providing some splendid scenic views.

Our final port of call (pun intended - sorry) was Barmouth. The long railway bridge across the Mawddach estuary here (see the top left and top right pictures) is 125 years old. It was nearly closed in the early 80s when its wooden piles were eaten by marine worms, and still has a weight limit on it preventing loco-hauled trains.
5th September 2004.

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