Llanberis Lake Railway  (15th September 2003)

Train approaching the newly opened Llanberis station, which is closer to town
than Gilfach Ddu station which had been the terminus until June 2003.

The locomotive "Dolbadarn" is quickly uncoupled and runs around its train. It is usual practice to fire loco once
only per trip, at Gifach Ddu station,  just prior to departure for Llanberis - hence the thick "clag" here.

Awaiting departure from Llanberis station.

"Dolbadarn" about to cross impressive Afon y Bala Bridge. Dolbadarn Castle in background.

An open road crossing just prior to Gilfach Ddu station.

The train runs to Penllyn terminus, where there are no platforms, then returns to Cei Llydan, seen here,
where it waits 5-10 mins whilst passengers get a chance to stretch their legs.

Leaving Gilfach Ddu station on return to Llanberis, note smoke!

Across the bridge towards Llanberis terminus.

"Thomas Bach" stands outside the works. A third ex-Dinorwig quarry loco could be glimpsed inside.

Beautiful view of Llyn Padarn from the train which offers unrivalled views.


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