Category Archives: 2′ gauge

Nice view from the “office”

With the tips and ruined buildings of derelict quarries visible in most directions from our cottage at Rhyd Ddu, it seemed almost rude not to go and explore some of them. One of the largest, on the flanks of Snowdon … Continue reading

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A birthday surprise

Yesterday, the family trooped down to Porthmadog to visit the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. My parents are sharing the cottage with us, and either by accident or design we had contrived to book a week coinciding with my dad’s birthday. … Continue reading

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Rhyd Ddu

We’re in holiday for a week in a fantastic cottage at Rhyd Ddu. You can see the Garratts of the Welsh Highland Railway passing from the garden, but a short scramble up the hill gets a better view. Also visible … Continue reading

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When I grow up I want to be…

…well, it’s an obvious answer isn’t it? This Baguley-Drewry diesel mechanical is described as a “60hp” type but the engine is actually rated at 72hp. It was built around 1980 for the internal 2’6″ gauge network at Royal Naval Armaments … Continue reading

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Cover story

A month or so ago, I had an email from the Ffestiniog Railway letter service asking about using a photo I’d taken on one of set of covers marking the issue of stamps featuring Welsh castles. The image in question … Continue reading

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