A suggestion for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Tracks, Trains, Rails, etc
Porthmadog Junction on the Welsh Highland Railway
The end of the Line….well for this journey perhaps so….BUT for Engine 87, an NG15, it is a new lease on life. This engine of 2-8-2 configuration and incorporating extra large water tanks was originally built in the 1920’s in Germany. It was constructed for South African Railways for use on their narrow gauge tracks, those special water tanks being essential for the arid operating environment.
Like most Steam Railways the engines were replaced by diesels and these colossal beast were left to rust till 1998 when several were rescued and imported to the UK where they were painstakingly restored to there former glory…
The Welsh Highland Railway runs on newly restored tracks from Caernarfon, passing in the shadow of Mount Snowdon, through Beddgelert along the Glaslyn Pass to Porthmadog were it interchanges with the long established Ffestiniog Steam Heritage Railway.
See what others have suggested for this weeks Fun Foto Challenge on :- https://ceenphotography.com/2016/07/19/cees-fun-foto-challenge-tracks-trains-rail-tracks-etc/
(C) David Oakes 2016