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22 June 2015

Learn about the Ffestiniog Railway at Paddington

For many years, your author has been taking irregular holidays in Porthmadog in north Wales, a small town with an interesting history as a port fed by the slate mines of Snowdonia. The town is known for its transport and as well as the famous Porthmadog Ships it is served by the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway. The railway marks 150 years of passenger services this year, and this week one of its Pullman carriages is on show at Paddington to celebrate.

Built by craftsmen in the railway's Boston Lodge workshops, Pullman carriage 150 cost a cool quarter of a million pounds to build, and offers passengers the most comfortable journey possible along the little railway. It will be on platform eight of the railway until Saturday, 27th June and is free to visit, although the persuasive volunteers will probably convince you to take a trip to Snowdonia, so it is not entirely free...

For more, see http://www.festrail.co.uk/content/publish/news/458.shtml

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful carriage, wish I'd known it was there when travelling from Paddington on 12 June. Anyway this entry has provided me with the answer to a crossword clue - thanks!!