Rheilffordd arfordir gogledd Cymru: Hysbysfwrdd

22 June 2020


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Note:  we have removed all entries up to the end of August as the events are cancelled.  The Railway Touring Company North Wales trains in July are no longer being advertised.

September 2020

Saturday 5 September Steam at Chester 'The Cheshireman' (Railway Touring Company). Norwich to Chester. Loco 6233 for part of the journey.


New Merseyrail unit 777 003 arriving at Chester in the early hours of Saturday 13 June  on a test train from Kirkdale depot.  Picture by Michael Cox.

The clock and events have beaten us again - a further selection (hopefully) on Friday morning. - Charlie

Test Train

37 219 Jonty Jarvis on the rear of the Ultrasonic Test Train leaving Pulford Level Crossing on its way to Shrewsbury, 17 June while working Crewe - Chester - Wrexham  - Shrewsbury (reverse)  - Wrexham - Chester (reverse) - Llandudno Junction - Llandudno (reverse) - Llandudno Junction (reverse) - Bangor, returning the Crewe the following day  (Peter Neve).

Driving Trailer 9708 leads into Llandudno Junction (Garry Stroud).

Departing Llandudno (Ryan Lloyd).

Returning from Llandudno through Deganwy (Garry Stroud). This loco seems to have some extra attachments on the front end, to hold some equipment, perhaps.

Propelling near Waen Crossing, Conwy heading for Bangor (Gwion Clark).

Arrival at Bangor (Jim Johnson). This train's purpose is to check for fault in the rails.

37 219 edges towards the block on the erstwhile platform 4 (Jim Johnson).

Returning from Shrewsbury and approaching Broad Oak Level Crossing, 17 June (Peter Neve).

Passing Balderton Crossing, 17 June (Bob Greenhalgh).

Propelling through Baguley, 19 June working Crewe - Middlewich -Altrincham - Stockport (reverse) - Altrincham - Chester (reverse) - Middlewich - Crewe - Stoke - Derby.

56 113 leading a ballast train to Holyhead past Morrison's in Saltney on 16 June (Bob Greenhalgh).

More locos

Colourful 66 709  Sorrento at Northgate Locks, Chester, on the way to collect a cement train from Penyffordd (Bob Greenhalgh).

Near Mobberley on 19 June, 66 761 Wensleydale Railway Association 25 years 1990-2015 with a biomass train (with 66 765 on the rear) ...

... passing 66 613 on a Bredbury - Runcorn refuse train. Freightliner tried their Class 70s on these services earlier in the year, but now the whole class has been put in store and 66s have returned.

Prestatyn 1986 - pictures by Trefor Thompson

A selection taken at the level crossing just west of Prestatyn station - on 24 August 1986. Above, a 4-car Class 150 (then brand new) on an Up train.

33 015 heads a Cardiff to Holyhead service

47 523  with  a down service, probably from London

Up 2-car Class 108 DMU. 


An unidentified 47 passing a 6-car train of 'Pacer' units, never a common sight.

Class 37 classics - by Dave Sallery

37 407 Loch Long leads 37 421 The Kingsman past Penmaenmawr, 14 June 1994.

37 414 Cathays C & W Works passes Ffrith,  05 June 1993.

37 418 East Lancashire Railway arrives at Rhyl, 18 May 1995.

418 again, Tal-y-Bont, 12 May 1995. It is to hoped that this loco will return to its namesake heritage railway now its duties on the Rhymney branch have finished,  although when heritage railways will re-start operations is anyone's guess.  It would be good to see it back in Regional Railways livery. 37 421, also used on the recent Rhymney services, was repainted this way in preservation, only to be repainted in Colas livery when returned to the main line.

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