Welshpool & Llanfair 1970



I am going to opt for an easy post (or two) this week, posting a few of my old holiday snaps.  Nothing racy or revealing, I’m afraid, just boring old railways.  So here are four snaps of the 2′ 6″ gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Railway, on the Welsh borders, at the dawn of its preservation in 1970.  One of the original 0-6-0 locos, Countess’ is in charge of the train.


Only a short journey in those days, but nearly the full 9 miles of track has been restored and you can ride behind a variety of European locomotives  – 2′ 6″ is an unusual gauge in the UK, and locos were rescued from all over for the line.  This little railway has always appealed.  It wasn’t a slate or mineral railway, like those in west Wales, but survived on agricultural traffic, and ran through much gentler scenery than the bleak slate country.

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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