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Harbour Station 1885

Serving the town of Porthmadog, Harbour Station is the principal station of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.

Situated among the old slate quays of Porthmadog Harbour the station opened in 1865 as the bottom terminus of the Ffestiniog Railway's passenger services. With the arrival of the Welsh Highland Railway in 1923 it briefly decreased in importance as a passenger station but soon regained its prominence. Following the revival of the Festiniog Railway and reopening of the Welsh Highland, Harbour Station has been much expanded with new new sidings and platforms to meet the needs of the modern railways.

As well as the station facilities Harbour Station is also home to the main offices of the Festiniog Railway Company (including the control office which overseas the running of trains on the F&WHR network), the main railway retail shop and Spooner's cafe and bar.

All distance measurements on the FR are measured from the water tower, near the buffer stops. (more...)

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The new north portal of the Moelwyn Tunnel

The Moelwyn Tunnel takes the Ffestiniog Railway's Llyn Ystradau Deviation through the hills between Dduallt and Tanygrisiau. Work started on 1st September 1975, breakthrough being achieved on 1st May 1976. It was finished in 1977, although work continued the following winter to "Shotcrete" the inside to hold the cracked rock.

Construction of the new stone tunnel portals began in November 2018, with the North end stone portal unveiled in March 2019 for the start of regular service. The South end portal is surrounded with scaffolding as works continue to take place.

The photo shows Palmerston posing at new portal in April 2019.

Photo credit: Alastair Littlewood.

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