B&FRHT (Registered no: 11668316) Garth Celyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, LL48 6RF


Two views of Festiniog 1918. Wagons being loaded with slate destined for the GWR, Midland and LB&SCR. A solid tyred road lorrylooks to taking a deliveryA lengthy freight of box vans, tanks and open wagons heading for Ruabon coming of the line from Bala
3749 with a Bala bound pick up freight at Cwm Prysor. The leading wagons being an empty open followed by an ‘XP’ corrugated end wagon followed by another ‘XP’ No W54654. Out of shot are a rake of bulk cement wagons and a ‘Toad’ brake vanThe fireman of 9669 puts on a display ready for leaving Trawsfynydd for the journey to Cwm Prysor with a Class K freight. This photo shows in detail one of the ‘Presflo’ wagons in use on the line at this time, some more of which can be seen in the yard in the distanceA heavy freight requiring double heading by 9752 &and 9793 pause at Arenig for water. The train comprises vans, domestic coal and cement wagons distributed throughout the train. Note the rake of loaded ballast wagons destined for Albright Sidings for a permanent way job
9752 takes water at Trawsfynydd with a freight for Blaenau Ffestiniog as another member of the class shunts the yard. A rake of cement wagons stands in the yard in the distanceAnother view of the train seen at Arenig above is shown crossing Cwm Prysor viaduct on a winter’s day in January 1961 from the front veranda of the leading brake vanAn easy load for a pannier tank of two vans, two empty cement wagons and BR brake van seen crossing Cwm Prysor viaduct heading for Bala in 1960
GWR transporter wagon 25020 showing how the chains and wheel chocks for securing narrow gauge wagons to the bed of the wagon were used when wagons were loaded for transport
Six-wheel GWR built transporter wagon used between Tan-Y-Manod and the goods yard at Blaenau Ffestiong for transporting slate wagons from Craig Ddu quarry to Blaenau Ffestiniog for transhipment of the slate to GWR wagonsA transporter wagon up against the buffer stops on a siding in Blaenau Ffestiong showing the bed of the wagon with its rails, wheel stops and chains used for securing the narrow gauge wagons
Four cattle wagons, the first being numbered 13758, stand next to the ‘Loco’ shed at Trawsfyydd, on the line leading to the cattle dock behind the signal box. A fully loaded coal wagon labelled G W with LOCO stencilled across its top is standing on the goods shed road ready to be propelled through. Coaling of locomotives was carried out on the opposite side of the goods shed as the line the cattle wagons are on dropped in level towards the dock, making it easier to transfer coal from wagon to engine bunker. A wagon in use labelled G W with LOCO COAL ONLY across the top can be glimpsed above the roof of the second wagon, still partially full.

18th March 1959. 5774 and its train captured just after passing Trawsfynydds down distant with a train for Blaenau Ffestiniog. A variety of vans lead some opens and a bogie bolster with the ubiquitous Toad brake van bring up the rear of the train