Welshpool and Llanfair Railway

The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway was originally opened in 1903, closed in 1956, and re-opened as a preservation railway in 1963. There is now some 8 miles of track, which extends to Raven Square Station on the outskirts of Welshpool, and opened in 1981.

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  • Date : 20 Apr 1980, catalogued 18 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8980
  • Description : Welshpool and Llanfair engineThe Earlin the NRM, York. This loco was on the GWR books as engine number 822.


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  • Date : 07 Sep 1980, catalogued 16 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10511
  • Description : A Hunslet 2-6-2T prepares to leave with her train from Llanfair.


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  • Date : 07 Sep 1980, catalogued 16 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10515
  • Description : Crosssing the Afon Banwy. It was at this spot in 1964 that the railway was threatened by severe flooding, which weakened the piers of the viaduct over which the train can be seen passing in this photo. With assistance from the Royal Engineers, the viaduct was strengthened and reopened in 1965.


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  • Date : 07 Sep 1980, catalogued 16 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10518
  • Description : Shunting at Sylfaen.


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  • Date : 07 Sep 1980, catalogued 17 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10520
  • Description : A view of the Walschaert's valve motion, showing the (red) linkage to the mechanical lubricator.


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  • Date : 07 Sep 1980, catalogued 17 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10521
  • Description : A view through the cab spectacle plate.


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  • Date : 07 Sep 1980, catalogued 17 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10522
  • Description : Refilling at Llainfair.


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  • Date : 07 Sep 1980, catalogued 16 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10513
  • Description : A Kerr-Stuart 0-6-2T lies idle at Llanfair.


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