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Steam train en-route to Devil’s Bridge

This evening, I am posting information on the Vale of Rheidol Railway in Wales.

Vale of Rheidol is an independent, not-for-profit, steam railway which was first opened in 1902. It runs for 11.75 miles between Aberystwyth and Devil’s Bridge climbing 700 feet in the process.  The line is narrow gauge, extending to 23.75 inches.

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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 the 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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