This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
a174 “Travelling on a steam train
is a great way to experience the
countryside, particularly
somewhere as beautiful as
Snowdonia. It’s also a way of
driving people to north Wales.
We take people through the
hills in a way that is kind to
the area, and it is available to
everyone, regardless of age or
fitness. This line brings
pleasure to visitors and is a
source of pride for local people.
We are really looking forward to the next stage.”
As our train pulls into Caernarfon Station seven hours after it
departed, a happy crowd of VIPs step onto the platform and head
home. Tomorrow is the start of the real journey, however, when the
new railway to Beddgelert officially opens to the public and paying
passengers line the platform.
Since the origins of the Welsh Highland Railway when it opened
in 1864, enthusiasts like chairman John Prideaux and volunteer
Elwyn Jones, have shared and cherished a long-held vision that
one day they will be able to board a steam train in Caernarfon and
journey through previously inaccessible countryside to Porthmadog.
Finally, by the end of this year, their dreams will have come true!
Formoreinformation,traintimesandfares,visit
www.welshhighlandrailway.netorwww.ffestiniograilway.co.uk
Great summer tracks
Helptheaward-winningGloucestershire TherouteoftheHeartofWalesLinetakesyou
WarwickshireRailway(left)celebrate25years through120milesofsomeofthemostscenic
ofoperationattheinauguralSteamTrain&Real countrysideintheUK.Conveniently,theline
Aleweekendon6th-7thJune.Sitbackandenjoy startsfromthenorthatShrewsbury,withgood
a20-mileroundtrip,withsuperbviewsofthe connectionsfromthenorthwestofEnglandand
Cotswolds,betweenToddingtonandCheltenham theMidlands.Swanseaisthesouthernterminus,
RacecourseviaWinchcombe,wherethere'llbe withfrequentconnectionstoCardiff.
copiousbarrelsofrealaleandciderwaitingfor Betweentheline’stwoends,thereareover30
yourtaste-budstotest,courtesyofCAMRA.Or, placesforyoutogetoffandexplore,fromhills,
ifyoupreferrefreshmentofthenon-alcoholic valleys,moorland,andspatowns.Relaxasthe
variety,trytheFlag&Whistletearoomsat windingroutetakesyouthroughtheShropshire
ToddingtonStation. Hills,pastcastles,acrossthe8thCenturyOffa's
On14thJune,they'rerunningtheirfirst DykeinKnightonandoverthe13archesof
TransportNostalgiaDay,andwelcomingclassic KnucklasViaduct.You'llseemidWalestownslike
cars,busesandcommercialvehicles,likethe LlandrindodWells,travelthroughthe1,000yard
Daimler,Jowett,Talbot,Wolsley,MG,Austinand SugarLoafTunnelandovertheundulatingTywi
FordPopular.Althougharelativelyshortroute,it Valley.YoucanvisittheMilleniumWetlands,or
takesyoupastsiteslikeTewkesburyAbbey, enjoytheGowerPeninsula.
throughtheruggedlybeautifulMalvernHillsand Therearecountlesseventshappeningthis
tothetinybuthistoricvillageofBishop'sCleeve, summeratlocationsalongtheline(right),
whereScotsPinetreesmarkthesiteoftheold includingtheHeartofWalesRoastandRail,
stationoncestood.Then,asthelineapproaches CakesandAle,whereyoucanstopoffatapub
CheltenhamRacecourse,theviewsofCleeve foraslap-uplunch,enjoyrealalesfroma
Hill–thehighestpointoftheCotswolds–are microbreweryandpartakeinsomeofthefinest
justbreathtaking. teaandcakes,incosyWelshcafes.
•Forfurtherinformationabouttimesandspecial •ForfurtherinformationabouttheHeartofWales
eventsattheGloucestershireWarwickshire line,includingtimes,faresandevents,tel:01597
Railway,tel:01242621405.www.gwsr.com 822053orvisitwww.heart-of-wales.co.uk
Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84
Produced with Yudu - www.yudu.com