Re: TOTALLY OFF-TOPIC; more photographs from Wales.

John Dennis

Thanks Michael,

I've never been to that line - but your lovely photos have prompted me to add it to the list for our next visit to the UK. It looks spectacular indeed.


On 19 February 2018 at 12:09, chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

Dear all,

Apologies for filling your inbox with emails that aren't relevant to the Australian Light Railways scene.

Of late I've been getting really interested in the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad in Maine USA.

I am planning a trip to Maine at some point to have a look at the three or four preservation sites in due course...

In the meantime I have been to have a look at the Brecon Mountain Railway near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales.
This was one of those places I've known about for years but have never been to.

It was a long day driving there from Porthmadog, but well worth it; their Baldwin tender locomotive was amazingly clean, and very impressive with an American chime whistle. The weather, whilst bright, was bitterly cold. I liked the railway so much I went for a second ride but on the footplate.

I also had a quick look round their works where another Baldwin is nearing the end of a long rebuild.

I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr. Have a look if you're interested:


Michael Chapman, UK.

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