A Quiet Time in the Snow

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Article from the FR Co. site[edit]

This article is taken from a series of photos appearing on the old web site, and used here with permission

Along with many other railways, the FR has in the past operated during the Xmas/New Year period.

Heavy snowfalls on this day made the whole area around the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways quite treacherous to negotiate - except by train! Here are some photographs of the line and surrounding scenery under the white blanket.

The Ffestiniog Railway in the Snow
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From the Cob looking up the Traeth
From the Cob again
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A cold magical scene of the trees in white
There's still time for a chat with the Driver
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Some brave family watches the steam loco receive its liquid refreshment at Tan y Bwlch
Rounding Tank curve approaching Campbell's Platform
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Llyn Ystradau at its best
Another refill at Blaenau Ffestiniog Station and ready for the return
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