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Hunslet 125, 22-24th June

Hunslet 125, 22-24th June

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.

Blanche and Linda

‘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.

Minffordd Yard
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.

Jerry M with Britomart

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.

Hunslet 125


Victorian Weekend, October 2016 Mini Gallery

Merddin Emrys and the Colonel Stephens train
Merddin and Taliesin at Minffordd
Trains pass at Tan y Bwlch
Palmerston Welsh Highland
Princess and Palmerston
Prince on Whistling Curve