23rd July 1989

British Rail / Gwynedd County Council
Trawsfynydd Branch Line Tour

DMU Used set CH375

Route : (2 round trips)

DMU Route
as listed Blaenau Ffestiniog - Maentwrog Road
as listed Maentwrog Road - Blaenau Ffestiniog

Notes :
(1) The tours were advertised locally in the Gwynedd County Council Conway Valley Sunday Shuttles leaflet. The stock of the 09.45 Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog service train was used during its planned extended layover at Blaenau Ffestiniog. The tours ran to a temporary platform (Ffordd Maentwrog Road) on the north side of the A 470 overbridge at about 19m 77ch. The 10.55 departure had a bus connection to Trawsfynydd Power Station for a free guided tour.

Sources : Ian Umpleby & Howard Harrison

Photo Review

Set CH375 at Ffordd Maentwrog Road (photos: Howard Harrison)

Ffordd Maentwrog Road (photos: Howard Harrison)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby & Howard Harrison)

M.C Train 1   2
Location Booked Actual Booked Actual   Booked Actual Booked Actual
  Llandudno 09.45d 09.45       14.34a 14.39
  Llandudno Junction 09.53a ~ 09.54d 09.52 ~ 09.58       ? ?
0.00 Blaenau Ffestiniog 10.52a ~ 10.55d 10.53 ~ 10.59 11.50a 11.47   11.55d ? 12.50a ~ 13.30d ??.?? ~ 13.31
5.39 Maentwrog Road 11.20a 11.18 11.25d 11.27   12.20a ? 12.25d ?

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