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THE RHOS HELYG NOT-SO-LIGHT RAILWAY

A 32mm Gauge Railway

by Tony and Ruth Willmore

14th May 2017

The following photographs are courtesy of Mike Barton,

except where noted otherwise.


To get the day started, a selection of battery diesel engines were run initially.

Above, John Musselwhite's "Harlech Castle" takes his train of FR stock across the viaduct, and eagle eyed viewers may be able to spot John Brodie's Ruston on the return loop in the background!


John was having some trouble from the driver of his Ruston, however, and the little loco is seen below passing the engine steam up area without him!


Photograph courtesy of Ruth Willmore.

Mike Barton's brewery train was run on the line, headed by "Wort", above.


Ray Waters' electric Mamod emerges from the tunnel with its train, below.

Below, The steam got going with Mike Lilley's DHR Garratt with a coal train, below.

John Brodie's "Mary" was running light engine, above.


Below, David Williams' Mountaineer locomotive, "Navigator" comes off the steam-up road to collect its train.

The train sweeps round the bend at the far end of the viaduct, above ...


.... and passes Mike Barton's coal fired Jack, "Mammoth", as its fire is being prepared for lighting up, below.

Following its attention the engine was running well under Brenda's control with the FR train, below, but we're not sure what two of our Members were discussing in the background! Could this be a cue for a caption competition?

Above, Gavin Cooper prepares his new ex. Sierra Leone No. 85 (W&LLR No. 14) for a run.

Above, the train passes the steam-up bay as Mike Barton's "Mammoth" is prepared for another run.


Below, John Musselwhite's "Taliesin" takes the FR train through the station.

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With steam raised Mike's "Mammoth" took John Musslewhite's FR train out, above.


Photograph courtesy of Ruth Willmore.


There's no peace for some folk! Below, Ray and Brenda Waters' "Welsh Pony" needed a slight adjustment from the Rhos Helyg Works' Chief Engineer!

The locomotive is seen, above, crossing the viaduct with its train.


Photograph courtesy of Ruth Willmore.