Thursday, 6 October 2011

Porthmadog North Wales........................... more images of a lovely visit

I really had a great week off work last week....I hope you don't mind me sharing a few more images.
My trip to Porthmadog and the Ffestiniog Railway was a real highlight.

 The signals at Tan-y-Bwlch Station...  it was a beautiful sunny day.

It's lovely to travel First Class.

Second Class travel is also very comfortable...

...as is the Tourist Class.
There is no discomfort on these lovely little steam trains.

Departing the Harbour Station....... .over Porthmadog Cob
   I ended the day with a visit to the nearby Black Rock Sands before heading home...

A beautiful end to my day.

This is my contribution to this weeks Sky Watch Friday.
To see more lovely images click the link below.
http://skyley.blogspot.com/

26 comments:

ADRIAN said...

Beautiful carriages. My favourite is the smoke.
An uplifting post on a day like today. Thanks

Fleetwood Birder said...

Some cracking shots as always Andrew!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the rail steam photo and the last shot best. :)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Great photos, love the old trains.

Liza said...

Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was a perfect day! Every bit of it. Thanks for sharing. And ESPECIALLY thank you for fixing your comment form.

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice photos - wonderful sky :)

John said...

Lovely shots Andrew!
Looks like you had a good time! Don`t suppose you saw Ivor The Engine did you? I think he was on the Ffestiniog, could be wrong though!
J
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Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nope, I never grow tired of you showing a glimpse of another way of life, far away, one that I shall never see for myself in real life. I bet the train/steam/smoke shot would look neat in black and white.

Mimmu said...

The last picture is such that I would like to walk there just now and feel that atmosphere.
Happy weekend to you!

Gary said...

Great train, Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

joo said...

Love it! Beautiful sky, beautiful beach and the trains:)
Happy SWF!

Art said...

Really beautiful picture of the train and landscape!

Bob Bushell said...

Wonderful images, the trains and the sands, they're superb.

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

These trains were really made for enjoying the travel and the countyside - just look at those windows!

Fotografaire said...

Beautiful captures of textures, tones, light and contrasts.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, lovely scenic photos. I love the leaving the station shot. Great photos, happy skywatching.

Adam Tilt said...

Excellent post Andrew. Have you visited the Talyllyn Railway further south? Another of Wales' great little trains.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...I loved you train posts...I do want to ride one sometime before I die..I don't care how posh( I got that word from you people over there lol) the seating is ...these are lovely!!
Love your last shot perfect!!

Grace

Inger-M said...

Looks like you had a great trip! I love the interior of the train, on all classes, so unlike the standard modern trains. And that beach, I would love to go for a walk there!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great set of shots - steam is always much more fun.

We used to have a stem railway run very close to us in the Lakes - I think you may like it (and of course you may already know about it!).

Here is a link: http://www.lakesiderailway.co.uk/

Cheers Stewart M - Australia (but part of me is still in Cumbria!)

The Glebe Blog said...

Great Pictures Andrew.
Visited Porthmadog a couple of times over the years and loved it.
I remember the hard sand on the beach by the golf course where everyone drove their cars to exactly wherever they wanted to be.I wonder if that's still the case?

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

JM said...

Gorgeous shot at the bottom!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice and interesting pictures,
good work Andrew.

Thanks for your comment.

Greetings, Joop

Light and Voices said...

Such a beautiful way to end a day, Andrew.
Joyce M