In this weeks Throwback Thursday episode, we see Linda and Blanche depart Porthmadog with a service train to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

This video was taken during the Ffestiniog Railway’s 150 Years of Passenger trains special event in 2014. As you can see from the video, the weather was typically British, but didn’t hamper the visitors flocking to the event. In fact the damp rainy atmotsphere helped to create clouds of steam and help make a good video clip.

 

Linda and Blanche

 Linda and Blanche emerge through the steam departing Porthmadog
Linda and Blanche emerge through the steam departing Porthmadog

Blanche and Linda were both built by the Hunslet Engine Co., Leeds, in 1893. The engines were originally built for use on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway which served the Penrhyn Quarry, in Bethesda, North Wales.

 

 

A Microsoft Lumia 1320 was used to record the video, which was then edited using Cyberlink Powerdirector.

 

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