THE CWM COED
A 45mm Gauge Railway
by Gavin and Joyce Cooper
11th June 2017
The following photographs are courtesy of Mike Barton,
except where noted otherwise
John Brodie's Fowler was running light engine. It is seen, above near "Glanrafon Junction" and, below, crossing the viaduct.
Mike Barton's recent creation, "Wort", was re-gauged for its first run on 45mm track. It is seen, below, at "Glanrafon Junction" station.
Gavin has been making a few alterations at "Coed Halt" over the winter to ease out the reverse bend. "Wort" is seen passing there, below.
Above, Ray Waters' electric double Fairlie, "'Eric The Earwig", romps around the line with the resident W&LLR coaches, while Gavin's "Countess" is being fired up .....
..... and No. 823 is seen, below, at a similar location later on with the coaches.
Brian and Isobel both brought along their "Yellow Peril" diesels to run. Isobel's is seen, above leaving "Glanrafon Junction" whilst Brian's is seen, below.
Ian Blackburn's Millie is seen, above, emerging from the tunnel mouth with a passenger train ...
... and, below, passing through "Y Berllan" station.
Below, the train heads off towards the bridge at "Coed Halt".
Mike Barton's Leader brings the train back, passing through "Glanrafon Junction" station, below.
Above, Gavin's new Funky Diesel, "Castell Caernarfon", takes a goods train along the line on the far side of the stream ...
... before returning along the trestle by the patio, below.