Returning from a weeks holiday I took a
detour into Rhyl to find the Rhyl Miniature Railway.
The station and workshop is situated in a
new building alonside the road.
With permission from the staff I was able to view the Cagney built
around 1910 and resident at Rhyl from 2003.
"Michael" built 1920 and returned to
steam at the RMR in 2010
"Joan" built by Albert Barnes & Co of
Rhyl in 1920.
"Prince Edward of Wales" in the workshop.
It is hoped that this locomotive will be working again during 2016.
"Billy"was the last of the six
similar locomotives built by Albert Barnes & Co. and operated on the
original RMR until it closed in 1969.
"Clara", built by Trevor Guest in
1961, takes a young party on the first train of the day.
It has visited other railways, such as the CCLR, appearing as
The train seen on the far side of the
lake. A round trip is approx 1 mile.
Returning alongside the road towards the
The usual train
consists of three or four of what Henry Greenly described in 1913 as
‘cars de luxe’. Each coach has five seats, room for 10 adults,
or rather more children when pressed, all facing forwards. The rear coach is specially adapted to
accomodate a passenger in a wheelchair.
Another depature from Rhyl Central
I would like to
thank Simon Townsend and the volunteers at the RMR on 1/7/16 for their
hospitality and permission to photograph locomotives on shed.