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Quote from the F&WHR Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/festrail/posts/10165842294890716
Some info is now on https://www.festrail.co.uk/welsh-highland-railway-centenary/
There is an announcement in issue 291 of Heritage Railway Magazine, which is released tomorrow.
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Russell to work Heritage Trains between Dinas and Rhyd Ddu at the July 2022 event.
More info: https://www.festrail.co.uk/russell-returns-to-the-welsh-highland-railway-for-centenary-celebrations/
The event page has been updated https://www.festrail.co.uk/welsh-highland-railway-centenary/
Info copy and pasted below
Day Rover tickets will be priced at £60.00 per adult / £30.00 per child.
Day Rover tickets will cover:
– Travel on Shuttle trains or bus between Caernarfon – Dinas
– Travel on Heritage trains hauled by ‘Russell’ and ‘Palmerston’ between Dinas – Rhyd Ddu
– Travel on a ‘White Way’ bus between Dinas – Rhyd Ddu
– Entry into Dinas Station site
– Discount of 20% on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (WHHR) at Porthmadog on the same weekend.
During the event weekend, Dinas Station will be open between 08:45 – 16:30
There will be plenty to keep visitors occupied with a Catering Van, a Real Ale Bar, Footplate Rides, Model Layouts, Photo Exhibitions and a pre-1939 Vintage Car display.
General site entry to Dinas Station will be priced at £5 for an Adult with free entry for children and will only be sold on the day at the gate.
Please note; there is disabled parking and a limited amount of public parking at Dinas Station, therefore we are encouraging visitors to make use of the shuttle trains from Caernarfon where there are several car parks or alternatively the limited public bus service to Dinas.
Please do not leave dogs unattended in vehicles.
Heritage trains hauled by Russell and Palmerston
We are pleased to confirm that the only surviving original Welsh Highland Railway steam locomotive, ‘Russell’, based at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway at Porthmadog, will be running on the Welsh Highland Railway during the event.
It is planned that ‘Russell’ will work a series of heritage trains between Dinas and Rhyd Ddu – a preservation first and 100 years after the first original Welsh Highland Railway trains ran over this section.
We would like to make this event as enjoyable as possible with as few restrictions as we can but in return we must ask that people respect capacity space as much as possible and make the most of the different services so that everyone can enjoy a chance to travel behind ‘Russell’.
During the event weekend, we will also have a former ‘Whiteway’ bus departing from Dinas and transporting Day Rover ticket holders to three sites ahead of the trains; Plas y Nant, Rhyd Ddu and Waunfawr, allowing for photo opportunities.
Day Rover ticket holders can travel on this bus without extra charge.
The bus will have a maximum capacity of 25 passengers and admission will be on a first come/first served basis.
Saturday Evening Photo Charter
There will be a ‘Russell’ hauled photo charter train on the evening of Saturday, 30th of July 2022, travelling between Dinas – Waunfawr with photo opportunities at both Tryfan Junction and Waunfawr.
Day Rover ticket holders for either Saturday or Sunday, may purchase an additional ticket for travel on this photo charter train, priced at £20 per person.
These tickets are limited, with only 50 available, and must be pre-booked by calling the Harbour Station Booking Office; 01766 516024
This train will depart Dinas Station at 17:30 and arrive back at 19:35
Passengers must be mobile, wear sensible shoes, bring waterproof coats in case of wet weather and no alcohol should be consumed beforehand, as there will be supervised access to the old signal box site at Tryfan Junction to facilitate photography of run pasts.
Please note; we encourage only those with a valid charter ticket to attend this evening photography session at Tryfan Junction.
Activities at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (WHHR) Porthmadog
There will also be complementary activities at Porthmadog on the WHHR over the weekend.
These will include operation of an intensive steam service with ‘Gelert’ and a recreation of a construction train hauled by what is believed to be the only surviving internal combustion locomotive used in the building of the original Welsh Highland Railway.
More details will be available on the WHHR Facebook page and website
Day tickets will be available for purchase in person at the time of visiting, at the WHHR ticket office and shop on Tremadog Road.
The prices for each day are set at Family £37.50, Adult £14.50 and Child £7.00, but Dinas Day Rover holders, FRS, CRhE, WHRHG and WHHR members and Ff&WHR staff will be welcome to travel at normal prices (Family £30.00, Adult £11.50 and Child £5.50) on presentation of their Day Rover ticket, valid membership card or staff pass.
Timetables are now on the F&WHR website.
Russell trains leave Dinas at 0924 & 1253
Palmerston trains leave Dinas at 1140 & 1510
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