SH5738 : 'Linda' at Porthmadog Station

taken 55 years ago, near to Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Great Britain

'Linda' at Porthmadog Station
'Linda' at Porthmadog Station
The Ffestiniog Railway was built to carry slate but by the 1920s tourist passenger traffic had become a significant part of its business. The Second World War killed that off and, with the quarries turning to road transport, the railway was formally closed, but not dismantled, in 1946. Passenger services restarted at Porthmadog in 1955, initially only as far as Boston Lodge, but by 1958 trains were running to Tan-y-Bwlch. That was the status quo when this photograph was taken in 1965 and it was not until 1982 that the line was reopened to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Nevertheless, there was plenty of interest as the summer holiday crowd here at Porthmadog (the railway in those days used the English name Portmadoc) proves. Linda has been a stalwart of the Ffestiniog Railway since arriving from the Penrhyn Quarry Railway in 1962.
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Stephen McKay   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
August 1965   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 June, 2020
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5715 3841 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.4428N 4:7.5823W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5717 3840
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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