"Thomas Bach" comes into view over the bridge from Gilfach Ddu..
..and heads towards Llanberis station.
By the time I`ve walked up to the station the loco is running round to take the 11.10 train to Penllyn.
There is no platform at the Penllyn end of line - loco seen running round train.
On the return journey the train waits for about 10 mins at Cei Llydan station.
There are superb views of the lake from Cei Llydan, and on the whole journey back to Gilfach Ddu.
The train whisles to remind passengers it`s time to get back on board.
Next station is Gilfach Ddu, where the train waits for 10 - 15 mins.
"Elidir" takes water at Gilfach Ddu on 27th June 2016.
Much to my wifes amusement I decided to leave the train at Gilfach Ddu and walk back to Llanberis!
The train crosses a road as it passes the National Slate Museum...
... and onto the bridge seen in first photograph.
The train heads towards Llanberis terminus - and I follow thinking that I might have made a wrong decision to walk!
Running around at Llanberis, with cylinder drain cocks open, ready for the 12.25 departure.
The loco actually carries different nameplates on either side. Originally named "Wild Aster" after the quarry owners
racehorse it was renamed "Thomas Bach" after a regular quarry driver in 1988.
Click HERE to view my 2003 photographs - due for rescanning to higher resolution soon!