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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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Trip on Snowdon Mountain Railway, North Wales

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Porthmadog and drove for about 45 minutes to the Snowdon Mountain Railway at Llanberis. Here we joined the 10.30 am train to the top of Mount Snowdon (3560 feet) and then returned via the same route. Round trip lasted two and a half hours. For most of the trip weather was benign although the summit of Snowdon was covered in cloud.

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Tour group at West Lancs Light Railway, England

This morning I collected tour group at Manchester Airport, England, connected with tour bus and then drove about one hour north to visit the West Lancashire Light Railway at Hesketh Bank near Preston.

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