Ffestiniog Railway


Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Ffestiniog) is a narrow gauge heritage railway, located in Gwynedd, Wales. It is a major tourist attraction located mainly within the Snowdonia National Park.

The railway is roughly 1312 miles (21.7 km) long and runs from the harbour at Porthmadog to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, travelling through forested and mountainous scenery. The line is single track throughout with four intermediate passing places. The track gauge is 1 ft 11 12 in (597 mm) allowing trains to interwork through to the Welsh Highland Railway of 1922 (operated by the Ffestiniog). The first mile of the line out of Porthmadog runs atop an embankment locally called “the Cob”, which is the dyke of the Traeth Mawr “polder”.

 

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3 thoughts on “Ffestiniog Railway

  1. Steve Ransome January 5, 2012 / 18:59

    Hiyah Mike

    I think I may have commented on this one before, if not forgive me for thinking I had. Anyway I love all the HDR apart from the sky!!! Looks scary to me..Lol

    believe it or not, this is yet another place I have never been and having lived here for 30 years, I reckon it’s about time I did. perhaps next year after I have retired.

    Cheers..Steve

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  2. Gracie Sam January 5, 2012 / 22:49

    Wow, that’s a beautiful photograph!

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