A look at this exciting new railway in 2006 including : Beyer Garratts, Prince on the first ever steam train, opening to Rhyd-Ddu and the Superpower Weekend. The new DVD & BluRay of the completed new line was released in 2013.
This was a railway that never made anyone rich, it closed before the Second World War and by rights ought to have been consigned to memory. Yet it survived to be rebuilt with the largest 2ft gauge steam engines in the world running over it - South African Garatts! The ride is great, the scenery is fantastic, the trains are roomy and comfortable, the staff are friendly. It is a wonderful railway through the magic scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, right to the foot of the largest mountain in England and Wales. The Millenium Commision, the European Union and the generosity of many people have combined to revive this great little railway.
The video tells the amazing story, takes you on to the foot plate of the big little locomotives and on train and lineside to offer a fascinating insight into how the Welsh Highland Railway was rebuilt and what there is to see and do. It is a wonderful memento of a journey on the line and as well as telling the story in an entertaining way, reveals much interesting information about how the miracle has happened.
Running time - approx 90 minutes.
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