Prince of the Welsh Highland

Author/Source: 

James Foster

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This summer the Ffestiniog Railway's 1863-built George England 0-4-0STT no. 2 "Prince" has been outbased at Dinas on the Welsh Highland Railway to power a series of "Journey into the Past" special trains on selected Sundays, August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th and September 15th and 22nd. These trains consist of three small carriages and, together with "Prince" make a classic and historic vintage train as "Prince" spent most of the 1920s and 30s in use on the Welsh Highland Railway until its closure in 1937 having hauled the first train from Dinas to Porthmadog in 1923. This summer's series of trains recall the history of the Welsh Highland with guided tours and special stops at stations no longer open or, at Tryfan Junction, open as a request stop.

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