Our route to North Wales might be considered by some to be a little unusual and rather round-about! We will depart Tyseley with our heritage diesel 47773 “The Queen Mother” hauling the train backwards to Nuneaton. After a brief stop in Nuneaton, the train reverses with 5043 “Earl of Mount Edgcumbe” taking the lead for the sprint up the WCML to Crewe, through Chester and along the North Wales Coast line to Llandudno Junction.
Upon arrival at Llandudno Junction, 5043 will uncouple and depart for servicing. Here the train reverses, travelling up the Conwy Valley branch, opened in 1879, to Blaenau Ffestiniog hauled by No: 47773. Here you can connect with the Ffestiniog Railway for the journey to Porthmadog, or explore this historic Welsh mining town, located in the centre of Snowdonia.
If Blaenau Ffestiniog is not for you, alight at Llandudno Junction and head into Llandudno itself for an afternoon of fun in this Victorian seaside town. There are even rumours pirates may be invading Conwy!
Ffestiniog Railway add-on:
Upon reaching Blaenau, you can cross the platform to join the Ffestiniog narrow-gauge railway through the slate cuttings and hillside down to Porthmadog. After you have had time to peruse the station your luxury coach will return you to Llandudno Junction, via road, taking in the spectacular scenery of northern Wales.
- Adults: £25
- Children: £18
For more information about the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, visit: www.festrail.co.uk/
|Saturday 27th May 2017 – ‘Welsh Dragon & Ffestiniog Railway’ with 5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’|
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