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Picture of the week: Beddgelert North Wales
Picture of the week: Beddgelert North Wales

Two pictures from last week at Beddgelert. First is of Ex South African Railways Beyer Garratt 2-6-2 = 2-6-2 NG 143 in the station.

Second picture is of a view taken from the side of the A498 about a mile south of Beddgelert Wales lat week looking across the Afon Glaslyn, having diced with busy traffic along the twisting road to get to this spot.

NG143 is working the 15.40 “Aberglaslyn” from Beggelert to Porthmadog. It’s hard to believe that 51 years have passed by from when I saw them work in South Africa never thinking they would come here to work on the Welsh Highland Railway.

The livery of the four they own is green/black and blue, the fourth one is being restored. Lets hope it will be red.

Holiday makers make the best of the rare sunshine on offer by the riverside.

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