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A glimpse into the past

A train thunders through our local station.

Train passing through Dolgellau

Or does it...?

Sadly, not really. This glimpse into the past was courtesy of a one day exhibition of an amazing model of the railway line between Dolgellau and Penmaenpool, enabling visitors to get an impression of what the railway used to be like before the Beeching axe fell.

Here's another view of the station...

Dolgellau station

None of this exists any more -- apart from the road bridge at the extreme left -- and the bypass now runs where the railway line used to be.

The old goods yard is now the site of the Wynnstay Stores and the Plaza cinema became the police station!

Railway & Plaza cinema Dolgellau

Another shot of the goods yard.

Goods yard Dolgellau

And here are a couple of photos that reveal that it was just a model. :)

This bridge is still there but now carries the Mawddach cycling and walking trail.

Bridge by the sewage works

I've posted quite a few photos of the real pub at Penmaenpool in the past and you can still see the railway signals.

Level crossing at Penmaenpool

The road still crosses the track to go over the Penmaenpool Toll Bridge, but there is no need of crossing gates now it's just a walking and cycling trail. :)

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: May 12th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are really cool!
pdlloyd From: pdlloyd Date: May 12th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
The model train enthusiasts have done a wonderful job, and how terrific it is that they have chosen to give folks a glimpse of history with this creation.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: May 12th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great photos! I guess anyone staying at the pub wouldn't have been too happy about the train coming through late at night!
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: May 13th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I love stuff like that! I had a model railway layout as a kid, and maybe when I retire I'll build one again. :)
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