Another year… another ‘The Snowdonian’ Fundraising Train. This year would see Palmerston, Prince and Taliesin haul the Ffestiniog stage of the tour. The locomotives would then swap at Boston Lodge on the way back and would see Merddin Emrys and David Lloyd George take the Welsh Highland Leg.

More than 40 clips in numerous locations along the line are featured in this video (42 minutes long mind!) with points across the whole line (Porthmadog – Minffordd – Penrhyn – Tanybwlch – Tanygrisau – Blaenau Ffestiniog – Tanygrisau – Tanybwlch – Penrhyn – Boston Lodge – Porthmadog – Pont Croesor – Aberglaslyn Pass – Beddgelert – Rhyd Ddu – Waunfawr – Dinas – Caernarfon – Waunfawr – Rhyd Ddu – Aberglaslyn Pass – Pont Croesor – Porthmadog + extras! All feature in the video).

Locomotives featured in ‘The Snowdonian’ Video:

– George England 0-4-0STT No. 2 ‘Prince’ (Built 1864)
– George England 0-4-0STT No. 4 ‘Palmerston’ (Built 1864)
– Single Farlie 0-4-4T No. 9 ‘Taliesin’ (Built 1999)
– Double Farlie 0-4-4-0T No. 10 ‘Merddin Emrys’ (Built 1879)
– Double Farlie 0-4-4-0T No. 12 ‘David Lloyd George’ (Built 1992)
– Hunslet 0-4-0 ‘Linda’ (Built 1893) (At Beddgelert with goods train)
– Garratt 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 143 (Built 1958) (At Waunfawr with WHR Service Train)

Missed ‘The Snowdonian’? Luckily… the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway are running ‘The Snowdonian Limited’ in June 🙂

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.