Cambrian and Borders Steam
Steam along the Welsh Borders from 1960 until 1967. See Castles at work at Chester in 1967, then journey south to Ruabon for action at Llangollen Line Junction and Corwen. The ex-Cambrian main line is covered in great detail. Other highlights include Blodwell Quarries, the Llanfyllin branch and 10 minutes of sheer delight on the Cambrian line from Machynlleth to Welshpool in 1963!
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We return to the Cambrian with a look at steam along the Welsh Borders from 1960 to 1967.
We begin at Chester in 1967 where on 4th. March the city was visited by the two Castles 4079 & 7029, interwoven with normal workings by Standard Class 5’s of conventional and Caprotti versions, LMS Black 5’s and an ex-Crosti 9F 92026.
A journey south of Ruabon for Castle, Hall, 73xxx, Pannier and 2251 Class at Llangollen Line Junction before a trip to Corwen by Standard Class 4.
The ex-Cambrian main line from Ellesmere to Whitchurch is covered in great detail visiting the intermediate stations of Welshampton, Bettisfield and Fenns Bank. GWR Manors provide the power and we retrace our steps onboard a freight hauled by 43034.
South again to the Blodwell Quarries with Standard Class 4 75004 before another in-depth look at rural branch work on the Llanfyllin Branch from Llanymynech with Ivatt 2-6-0’s. Castle, County, Manors and Standards at Shrewsbury and Wellington are featured before ten minutes of sheer delight on the Cambrian line from Machynlleth to Welshpool in 1963.
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