August ’21 meeting at the Rhos and Betws Tramway

Finally we were able to actually get together in an actual garden, and run trains together! That in itself was a cause for celebration; at this first meeting in 20 months we also remembered our friend Dennis. The R&BT tramway’s resident Double Fairlie has been named in his honour, and we ran a procession of trains in his memory.

Unusually for one of our meetings the sun shone brightly. Tea and coffee was flowing and there was a delicious spread. We even managed to finally eat the Christmas cake from 2019! Perfect!

Reunion at The Rhos and Betws Tramway (Photo: Simon Wood)
A PDF Models Skylark with Jerry Irwin coaches (Photo: Peter Butler)
Freelance diesel
Freelance diesel with tub wagons
Freelance diesel 2
The quarry train from above
DHR Railcar
Darjeeling and Himalayan Railcar (Photo: Peter Butler)
Tram and trailer
A short passenger train hauled by a steam tram
Chicken wagon visiting from the B.U.R.P.S, built from a Sixteen Mills kit
Sheep wagon
Sixteen Mills Festiniog sheep wagon, visiting from the B.U.R.P.S.
The DHR Railcar
The DHR Railcar departing from the station
Tralee and Dingle pickup with a full load of parcels
Freelance diesel 3
Rounding the curve
A PDF Models quarry Hunslet with a rake of bug boxes (Photo: Peter Butler)
The Tralee & Dingle Pickup forming part of the procession for Dennis (Photo: Peter Butler)
Dennis Richards
Dennis Richards heading the special train in Dennis’ memory (Photo: Peter Butler)
Double Heading
Locomotives Dennis Richards and Dennis double head the special train
Dennis Richards
In memory of Dennis (Photo: Peter Butler)
A PDF Models quarry hunslet with Jerry Irwin coaches
3 Quarry Hunslets
Three quarry Hunslets pose on the viaduct (Photo: Peter Butler)
One of the live steam locos – a Merlin Mayflower
Skylark 2
Skylark on the viaduct (Photo: Simon Wood)

We were fortunate to have lots of photographs from this meeting – so to avoid over-crowding this post the rest of Simon’s photographs can be seen in his photo album.

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