Portal Visit

A mystery. I received the following text in an email, which I downloaded into this page on Monday evening as a draft, ready for Wednesday. Mystery solved – photograph and text by Tim Maynard from the Bristol Group!

When I went back to my emails today, to check if there was any more text, the email had very inconveniently disappeared. Thank goodness I had downloaded their photograph! My thanks to the contributor anyway!

On Sunday, the FR Company ran a special train for Ffestiniog Railway Society members to view parts of the railway not normally seen close up. This shows Moelwyn Tunnel North Portal completed earlier this year with L-R Paul Lewin (General Manager), Howard Wilson (FRS Chairman and our Guard) and Phil Hawkins (FRS Director and a regular contributor to Group newsletter ‘The Fairlie’).

We are all very grateful to Michael Schumann who not only managed much of the construction of the deviation in the 1960s and 1970s but funded this work. The South Portal will be built to the same high standard next winter.