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WINIFRED at Llanuwchllyn - a few pictures.

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  1. 45669

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    Afternoon All,

    Whilst in North Wales earlier this month I called in at the Bala Lake Railway. Being a Friday, no trains were scheduled to run, but I called in on the off chance and was delighted to find WINIFRED in steam as she was about to work a charter train.

    Despite the pouring rain I managed a few pictures and if anyone would like to see them, this is the first one in the Flickr Photostream :

    [​IMG]RD10914. WINIFRED at Llanuwchllyn. by Ron Fisher, on Flickr

    Alternatively, they can be found in this album :

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/train-pix/8Y61n3

    Hope that they are of interest.
     
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    There was a photo charter organised by David Williams held with Winifred last Friday as well:

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    The loco really does look superb in its current cosmetic form.
     
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    Gosh! Sunshine! It was pouring with rain on the previous Friday.

    As you say, her current original quarry condition is quite a sight. Probably unique. (Prove me wrong someone.) It quite took me back to my visits to the quarries at Penrhyn and Dinorwic in the early 1960s.
     
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    Ron, always a delight to see your photos, these of "Winifred" are s0 very much "North Wales", I think that the prevailing weather had something to do with that!! As you say tho', the loco in that condition is a trip back in time.

    Ian, your pictures are evocative of something so long gone , it's hard to believe that they were taken so recently, I dearly wish that I had participated in this particular photo shoot. I hope that the loco is kept in this condition for a while longer, it is something that I must see. Many thanks for sharing and well done chaps.

    Cheers

    Alan
     
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    Yes, we were rather fortunate with the weather in the end - although it did cloud over a bit later in the day.

    It really is worth seeing whilst it's still in the current form.
    Lovely IMHO.
     
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    it really is quite stunning.
     
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    She's in steam already? Seems like yesterday she was on the truck in the line-up at the Ffestiniog.
     
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    Three years ago...
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    Here she is back at her launch in April. Really worth seeing this year; she will be repainted at the end of the season.

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    The driver told me that she would have to be re-painted, which is a shame, but even if the quarries were still working with little engines they would have re-painted WINIFRED by now!

    But time is running out if you want to see her as she used to be. You have been warned...
     

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