May 19 Meet at the Rhos and Betws Tramway

For our May meeting we returned to the Rhos and Betws Tramway. This includes a large circuit with two stations, each with passing loops, so there’s scope for running in both directions at once! But without a block tokens, we mostly ran the same way… with up to 3 locos in steam at the same time.

It was wonderful to see this line in the bright sunshine, and we enjoyed an unending supply of tea and coffee, a magnificent buffet lunch and delicious scones and cakes.

Scratchbuild Idris on the viaduct
Roundhouse Millie class Chough
Roundhouse LIttle John with a Jerry Irwin box wagon
Giant butterfly on Accuraft IOM coach
Scratch-built coal-fired K1 Garratt in near-finished state
Seeing double! 2 Little Johns
Funkey Suzanne with a train of lineside hut coaches
Trackside view
HGLW LB1 class Gannet
Keeping an eye on the train from a Swift Sixteen Padarn guard’s van
Emma with the heritage train
Chough with Accucraft vans
Roundhouse Billy out of steam
The Millie propelling the Billy home
Idris in close up
IP Jessie with an Austin in tow
Car train
Growler approaches the station
Merlin Mayflower with the heritage train
Merlin Mayflower emerging from the tunnel

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