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Drawing of Locomotive 5 4-6-0 at Fort William, Scotland. Jim Burke, artist.

Tonight, I am posting a record of yesterday’s tour which was focused on a day trip on theĀ Jacobite Express Steam Train in the Scottish Highlands.

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This morning, we departed our lodgings in Porthmadog, Wales and drove east, across mountainous, heather clad scenery, landscapes populated by sheep and small farms and then into industrial north-western England. Unfortunately, we were delayed by about 45 mins due to an accident on the motorway but eventually reached our destination of Locomotion Railway Museum a little late at about 3.00pm. Part of the group were deposited at Locomotion whilst others spent time exploring Bishop Auckland, a country town with a long history.

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Tour Group at Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Porthmadog and embarked on a trip encompassing two attractions as follows:

First to the unique, architect designed village of Portmeirion which was built by architect Clough Williams-Ellis commencing in 1925 when he purchased the 70 acre site overlooking the Traeth Bach tidal estuary. Italianate architecture is augmented with an environment of lakes, temples and gazebos. We spent about three hours here with experience enhanced by the sunny weather.

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