Featured Fridays – 03/02/2017 – Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

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This weeks featured Friday is a Flickr image, and comes from Philip Page. The picture was taken at the Steam Gala, held by the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway in 2013.

Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

The WLLR was formally opened by Cambrian Railways in 1903.

The station at Welshpool was originally located next to the original Welshpool Mainline Station. The WLLR never made a profit in its Cambrian Railways running days. It was sold to GWR and the WLLR was soon replaced by a bus service, the railway shut in 1956. The WLLR Preservation started soon after raising money to rebuild the line. By April 1963, the line was half rebuilt from Llanfair to Castle Caereinion, and back to Welshpool by 1981.

Thanks to Philip for sharing the image with us for Featured Fridays.

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