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Easter Gravity Train

20 April 2015

Blanche heads for Dduallt Heading acorss Penrhyn Crossing

Late afternoon on Good Friday, Blanche headed out from Boston Lodge with 37 slate wagons on tow.

They were on their first outing of the year, giving an opportunity to run a crew familiarisation gravity train. Blanche did the honours of hauling the wagons up to Dduallt.

The train passed Merddin Emrys at Minffordd, Taliesin at Rhiw Goch and Earl of Merioneth at Dduallt. All these trains cleared the section before, at about 6pm, the wagons headed back to Minffordd by gravity.

Taliesin passes the slate train at Rhiw Goch loop Viewed from the rear, Blanche heads across Cei Mawr Blanche arrives at Tan y Bwlch The Earl of Merioneth passes the slate train in the siding at Dduallt Blanche at rest at Dduallt The gravity train heads through Tan y Bwlch on the way down
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