CREWE - CHESTER -- BANGOR - HOLYHEAD
 MONTHLY REPORTS
AUGUST 2005 - PAGE TWO
 

Conwy and 57315 "The Mole" approaches the arch with Pendolino 300xxx in tow to form 1D22, the 08.57 Euston-Holyhead. 30/8/2005

315 framed by the arch - the train was a couple of minutes early and seemed to glide through the station with very little noise. 30/8/2005

Porthmadog station and 76079 rests after arriving with an Arriva Trains Wales special from Aberystwyth. The train was held on the siding pending its later return along the Cambrian Coast line. 22/8/2005

Another shot of 079 as its support staff prepare it for the return journey. 22/8/2005

After journeying around the pleasant lanes of the Glaslyn estuary, I eventually found the line (not easy!) just in time to see the train arrive. 22/8/2005

Dappled sunlight and a bridge parapet just too high for me to comfortably "shoot" but a terrific sight anyway. 22/8/2005

A quick hop across the road to see the train disappear through the wooded line en route for Minffordd. What a fascinating and contrasting line this is. I would have loved to have travelled on one (or more) of these trains but they start, for me, in the middle of nowhere! Why could they not start and finish at Porthmadog or, better still, Pwllheli where the crowds are? I guess rail access is the answer? 22/8/2005

Returning to the NW Coast via the Beddgelet-Caernarfon road, I was aware that the mountainous shape to my right was very familiar. Yes, indeed it was the mighty Snowdon in all its glory and yes, indeed there was a train at its summit. No telephoto with me so just an enlargement but the coach can be seen! 22/8/2005