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Welsh Highland Railway, Wales - 11th April 2011

By: miapearl

Today, we are going on the train.
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This is first class.
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Here, we are at Dinas station. When the Welsh Highland Railway was being rebuilt, Dinas was the HQ. There are work trains and carriages, and engines in need of repair.
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The railway meets the River Gwyrfai several times along its route.
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There's quite a bit of water in the river.
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There are fields alongside the railway, this one has horses.
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We are coming into Betws Garmon. Can you see the bell in the church tower?
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It is a long train. Can you see the steam engine at the other end?
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This is Cwellyn, a reservoir supplying water to parts of north Wales.
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At Rhyd Ddu, we had a little break and I was allowed out to see the engine.
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We had to wait for the train coming in the other direction to stop at Rhyd Ddu before we could continue. The train is also steam-hauled.
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They've got a first class carriage, but the one we're in was unveiled by the Queen in 2010 after refurbishment.
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The carriage is called Glaslyn, after another river this railway meets.
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We are off for the second half of the journey. This section was opened last year, and then not all the way to Porthmadog.
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There's the River Glaslyn.
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Here we are coming into Porthmadog. The river is the Glaslyn here too, the estuary.
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The river is the Glaslyn here too
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The Glaslyn estuary. And now, we have arrived in Porthmadog. It is time to run for the bus to take us back home before school closes for the day.

* Posted Apr 28, 2011, 3:39 pm [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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