January 16th, 2014

Barmouth bridge

Returning stranded trains to the main rail network

Further to my link to the video of the waves washing over the harbour wall at Barmouth, here are some extraordinary photos of trains on low-loaders squeezing through the narrow streets of the town on their way back to join the rail network.

Not my photo. It's on the BBC website.

Full article here...


The trains had been stranded due to the damage to the track caused by the storms. There was no way to get them out, other than by road. What with the line closure further north due to the work on the Briwet Bridge and the damage along the coast further south, the whole route from Machynlleth to Pwllheli now consists of replacement buses. :(
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