A return to Welshpool, June 2014
the early 80’s Welshpool was a regular leaping point on Summer Saturdays as it
allowed you to sample 2 pairs of
on Euston - Aberstwyth trains. The services actually crossed at Newtown but a
time for food/beer between “rats”. By 1985 37’s had taken over so our interest
lessened, the “Snowdonian “
in 1986 had a Welshpool class 25 photo stop for the last time.
1992 the station was effectively relocated some 100 yards or so from the
original one, accessible via a high footbridge.
road schemes swept away the old alignment whilst the listed station building
became a shopping outlet.
L.Buzzard - Welshpool day return (without railcard discount) is a cool £52.40! 25027/083/154/200
were enjoyed that day.
With the “Buzzard”
up front for the Newton leap, 25305 and 25194 leave Welshpool with the 1010
Euston-Aberystwyth on 040683
minutes later 25289 and 25316 arrive with the 1010 Aberystwyth - Euston on
By 210985 the
likes of 37147 were working the 1110 Aberystwyth - Euston, lots of lost railway
heritage beyond the loco here
A last “rat”
farewell at Welshpool with the “Snowdonian” tour featuring 25201 and 25037 on
The new station
features here, a bare island platform served by the footbridge left. 37042 and
37410 are on tour duty on 080203
seen in June 2014
No “Rats” to wait
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