|S4C's memorable documentary charting the first stage in re-instating the Welsh Highland Railway. Filmed over a period of two years and charting the first stage in the re-building of the line between Dinas and Caernarfon - one of the most ambitious railway preservation projects in the world. This video includes: remarkable footage of the locomotive Russell (circa 1930) running on the original WHR line; unique footage of the reconstruction of loco 138 in the loco shed at Port Shepstone; exclusive footage of the special charter in March 1996 with locomotives 138 and 155 running on the 70 mile Alfred County Railway; footage of the derelict Beyer Garrat locos at Claasans sidings, South Africa; Mountaineer and Blanche paying their last respects at Evan Davies's funeral at Minffordd; the unloading and rebuilding of loco 140 'Red Devil' at Glanypwll; the first official steaming of 138 at Ffestiniog Railway's Steam Gala Weekend, May 1997; footage of building and track-laying between Dinas and Caernarfon; official opening and first passenger service, October 1997; plus exclusive footage on the footplate, and aerial shots of the new Welsh Highland Railway train running from Caernarfon to Dinas.|
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Area: UK Wales
Tag cloud: welsh highland dinas caernarfon circa shepstone charter derelict beyer garrat africa mountaineer blanche evan funeral minffordd devil glanypwll ffestiniog gala
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