Early morning walk

Early morning walk

Former GWR station, Porthmadog, Wales

Ildiwch

Ildiwch

Porthmadog, Wales

Porthmadog morning

Porthmadog morning

Porthmadog, Wales

First light

First light

Porthmadog, Wales

Semaphore at dawn

Semaphore at dawn

Porthmadog, Wales

Semaphore sunrise

Semaphore sunrise

Porthmadog, Wales

Semaphore sunrise (2)

Semaphore sunrise (2)

Porthmadog, Wales

Semaphore sunrise (3)

Semaphore sunrise (3)

Porthmadog, Wales

Porthmadog signal box

Porthmadog signal box

Signal box and semaphores sunrise

High Street

High Street

Porthmadog, Wales

New Street

New Street

Porthmadog, Wales

High Street gates

High Street gates

Arriva 158839 crossing High Street on departure after station stop with 2G25 Pwllheli to Birmingham International service. 

High Street gates (2)

High Street gates (2)

Arriva 158839 crossing High Street on departure after station stop with 2G25 Pwllheli to Birmingham International service. 

High Street gates (3)

High Street gates (3)

Clearing after the passage of the 2G25 Pwllheli to Birmingham International service.

Ffestiniog Fairlie No.12

Ffestiniog Fairlie No.12

Ffestiniog 12 "David LLoyd George" 0-4-4-0 Double Fairlie, Porthmadog, Wales.

Oiling around Ffestiniog 12

Oiling around Ffestiniog 12

Readying Ffestiniog 12 "David Lloyd George" for departure with nine-car train to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Steam's up

Steam's up

Ffestiniog 12 "David Lloyd George" ready to depart Porthmadog with nine-car train to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Semaphore, Number 5

Semaphore, Number 5

Semaphores and morning sun, Porthmadog, Wales

Steam over Afon Glaslyn

Steam over Afon Glaslyn

Ffestiniog No. 14 "Llyd" and Welsh Highland Railway No. 87 crossing the Afon Glaslyn causeway, light engines from Boston Lodge shed to Porthmadog Harbour Station. Ffestiniog 2-6-2T No. 14 "Llyd" for train to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Welsh Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87 for train to Caernarfon. 

Watchful eyes

Watchful eyes

Ffestiniog 14 "Llyd" backs to its train at Porthmadog while Garratt No. 87 stands on the causeway awaiting its turn.

Admiration

Admiration

Welsh Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87 eases admiring onlookers at Harbour station, Porthmadog, Wales.

Garratt man

Garratt man

Welsh Highland Garratt No. 87 pulling into Harbour Station Porthmadog to work the morning train to Caernarfon.

Garratt in midnight blue

Garratt in midnight blue

Detail, Welsh Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87, Harbour station, Porthmadog, Wales.

Making ready

Making ready

Welsh Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87, Harbour station, Porthmadog, Wales.

Fireman on the footplate

Fireman on the footplate

Fireman and Welsh Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87, Harbour station, Porthmadog, Wales.

Firing a Garratt

Firing a Garratt

Fireman at work on the footplate of Welsh Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87, Harbour station, Porthmadog, Wales.

Crossing the standard gauge

Crossing the standard gauge

Departing Porthmadog for Caernarfon, West Highland's 597 mm-gauge South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87 hammers across the flat crossing with the Network Rail standard gauge.

Hot pursuit

Hot pursuit

On the backroads of Wales In pursuit of a two-foot gauge Garratt. Go, Ian, go!

Welsh Highlands Garratt

Welsh Highlands Garratt

Making its way from Porthmadog to Caernarfon, South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87 works a nine-car Welsh Highlands train near Nantmor, Wales.

Water stop

Water stop

West Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87 taking water during station stop and meet at Beddgelert, Wales.

Crossing at Beddgelert

Crossing at Beddgelert

West Highland's South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 87 waiting in the passing loop with at Beggelert as NG G16 No. 138 pulls in with the train to Porthmadog.

Token exchange

Token exchange

Engine crew of West Highland NG G16 Garratt No. 138 picks up the token for the Beggelert-Porthmadog section on their southbound run from Caernarfon.

Along Afon Glaslyn

Along Afon Glaslyn

West Highland 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt No. 138 and the morning train from Caernarfon-Porthmadog trace the banks of Afon Glaslyn just south of Beggelert, Wales.

North of Rhyd Ddu

North of Rhyd Ddu

West Highland Garratt No. 87 and the nine-car Porthmadog-Caernarfon train roll through the pastures north of Rhyd Ddu, Wales.

One down the lane

One down the lane

West Highland Garratt No. 87 whistles past a farm lane north of Rhyd Ddu, Wales.

Greener pastures

Greener pastures

Cattle pay little mind as West Highland Garratt No. 87 and the nine-car Porthmadog-Caernarfon train roll through the pastures north of Rhyd Ddu, Wales.

Coming into Caernarfon

Coming into Caernarfon

Welsh Highland NG G16 Garratt No. 87 arrives in Caernarfon, Wales with the morning train from Porthmadog.

Garratt at the castle gate

Garratt at the castle gate

Welsh Highland NG G16 Garratt No. 87 at Caernarfon, Wales

Caernarfon overhead

Caernarfon overhead

Welsh Highland NG G16 Garratt No. 87 at Caernarfon, Wales

Homeward bound

Homeward bound

Welsh Highland NG G16 Garratt No. 87 north of Rhyd Ddu, returning to Porthmadog with the afternoon train.

Taking water at Rhyd Ddu

Taking water at Rhyd Ddu

SAR 87 taking water during the station stop at Rhyd Ddu.

Garratts meet at Rhyd Ddu

Garratts meet at Rhyd Ddu

SAR 87 taking water at Rhyd Ddu as Welsh Highland 138 arrives with the northbound train to Caernarfon.

Nantmor

Nantmor

Welsh Highland NG G16 Garratt No. 87 southbound at Nantmor, Wales

Give way to the Garratt

Give way to the Garratt

Welsh Highland 2-6-2+2-6-2 NG G16 Garratt SAR 87 crossing A4085 at Nantmor, Wales.