Two mile Victorian railway line that runs 1,000ft under the Welsh hills and was closed by the Beeching cutbacks to be given new lease of life as Britain’s longest cycle tunnel
The disused Rhondda Tunnel in South Wales was closed 50 years ago as part of the sweeping Beeching Report, which spelled the end for thousands and stations across the rail network.
RD5581 Merddin Emrys & Taliesin at Harbour Station
RD5581. Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T MERDDIN EMRYS and Single Fairlie 0-4-4T TALIESIN shunt empty stock at Porthmadog Harbour Station. They had previously worked an ITN press special on the newly opened southern section of the Welsh Highland Railway; the inaugural through trains to and from Caernarfon were to take place the following day. Friday, 18th February, 2011. Copyright © Ron Fisher.
RD9064. DAVID LLOYD GEORGE at Porthmadog.
RD9064. Fresh from overhaul and still in grey undercoat but now converted to coal firing, Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T DAVID LLOYD GEORGE at Porthmadog Harbour Station. Other than test trains, this was its first day of public appearances. The works grey primer is the same colour that was worn by another Double Fairlie, TALIESIN, when it was first outshopped after rebuilding in 1956. Saturday, 3rd May, 2014. Copyright © Ron Fisher.
RD9293. DAVID LLOYD GEORGE at Harbour Station.
RD9293. Fresh from a major overhaul and still in works grey livery, the Ffestiniog Railway’s Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T DAVID LLOYD GEORGE stands at the coaling stage at Porthmadog Harbour Station. Wednesday, 7th May, 2014. Copyright © Ron Fisher.