Chronology 1959-1982

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1959 to 1982 - An amended route[edit]

Chronology
Pre 1830 1830 - 1862 1863 - 1889 1890 - 1926 1927 - 1946 1947 - 1954 1955 - 1958 1959 - 1982 1983 - 1994 1995 - date

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A table of key events in the history of the Festiniog Railway 1959 to 1982
Year Day Month Event Source
1961 . Apr Merddin Emrys re-enters traffic
1962 . . Linda enters traffic
1963 22 May Centenary of Steam 1863 -1963 Special Event
1964 . . Blanche enters traffic
1965 2 Jan First Sod cutting ceremony in a field close to Dduallt Station - the start of the Deviation Hollingsworth
1967 . . Mountaineer enters traffic
1967 . Easter Tunnel Mess opens Hollingsworth
1968 6 Apr Public services restored to Dduallt Hollingsworth
1975 17 May Gelliwiog Shuttle commenced, offering a public service over the first part of the Deviation Hollingsworth
1976 1 May New Moelwyn Tunnel breakthrough at Tunnel North in front of BBC Cameras Hollingsworth
1977 7 Feb First train through New Moelwyn Tunnel - Moel Hebog hauls a Permanent Way train Hollingsworth
1977 28 May First steam train through New Moelwyn Tunnel - Mountaineer hauls the test train - clearances found wanting Hollingsworth
1977 29 May First inspection of New Moelwyn Tunnel by Major Olver RE - Mountaineer hauls the inpection train Hollingsworth
1977 15 Jun First (special) passenger train New Moelwyn Tunnel for BBC with special permission; locomotive: Merddin Emrys Hollingsworth
1977 6-7 Jul Second inspection of New Moelwyn Tunnel for Major Olver; locomotive: Mountaineer Hollingsworth
1977 8 Jul First revenue earning train through New Moelwyn Tunnel to temporary terminus station at Llyn Ystradau - 15.15 ex Porthmadog; locomotive: Merddin Emrys. Start of public service to Llyn Ystradau. Hollingsworth
1978 Jun Lining of New Moelwyn Tunnel with sprayed-on concrete completed Hollingsworth
1978 24 Jun Ceremonial driving in of the golden spike at Tanygrisiau - the final act in actual construction of the Deviation Hollingsworth
1978 8 Jul Public services resumed to Tanygrisiau. Llyn Ystradau closed.
1982 25 May Public services resumed to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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Chronology
Pre 1830 1830 - 1862 1863 - 1889 1890 - 1926 1927 - 1946 1947 - 1954 1955 - 1958 1959 - 1982 1983 - 1994 1995 - date

Day Log

Accident Record

"Legend"
Changes Engines People
Dividend Payout Literature BOT/HMRI
History Stations Carriages

See also[edit]