The railway’s steadfast Hunslet ladies, Linda and Blanche, are 125 years old in 2018 and we are throwing a party!
Their centenary was marked in legendary style in 1993 with over a hundred siblings of all shapes and sizes coming to play. A lot has changed in their world since then with many more Hunslet restorations and repatriations, along with a few replicas to share the fun. Celebrations this time will be a little different but – with a full forty miles of railway – we still have the largest playground in the country for these enduring locomotives.
Blanche ‘Breakfast Service’ to Tan y Bwlch, Prince & Linda double-heading with a sixties service, Parallel photo shoot at Minffordd with Linda & Blanche on a slate train, Gravity train, Linda & Blanche double-headed service, Hunslet hauled slate & freight trains, Visiting Hunslet trains to Tan y Bwlch and Beddgelert.
‘Ladies Day Out’ with Linda and Blanche to Caernarfon in the morning and then to Blaenau in the afternoon – the full 40 Mile Railway (Supplement payable – Note that you have to select ‘Saturday’ from the online booking calendar and book this train as an add-on, listed below the rover tickets). Intensive Ffestiniog Railway service from early morning until the evening, Hunslet hauled slate and freight trains, ‘Special Guest’ to Beddgelert.
Double-headed Ladies on three Ffestiniog Railway service trains, Parallel shoto shoot with visiting Hunslets at Minffordd, Shuttles to Minffordd, Tan y Bwlch and Beddgelert. Hunslet hauled freights.
Many Hunslets in steam! Slate Shunts, Drive a Hunslet, Model Hunslets on display & giving rides. Stalls. Food options and ‘Yard Arms’ Bar.
Intensive Ffestiniog Railway service on all days, regular shuttles from Porthmadog to Minffordd and Minffordd Yard.
The home fleet of Hunslet steam locos include Linda, Blanche, Lilla, Britomart and Hugh Napier.
Confirmed locos include WD 1215, Trangkil #4, Cloister, Chakas Kraal #6, Gwynedd, Irish Mail, George B, Winifred, Maid Marian, Holy War, Alice,Margaret, Statfold, Jerry M.
Advance Rover Tickets and Event Guides are now available for online purchase – Buy yours here.