IN THE 70s AND 80s
of the diesel days,
by John Powell.
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On July 22nd 1979,
The North Wales Railway Circle
tour from Crewe to Blaenau Ffestiniog via Bangor and Llandudno, to
centenary of the Conway Valley railway 1879-1979.
After it's return from Blaenau, the two class 20s are pictured "running round" to take the train back to Crewe.
47537 at the Junction on November 11th 1982 with a Holyhead to Euston express while 56069 waits in the station for a line.
November 11th 1982
56069 on empty H.A.A.
Note the carriage shed, still in good condition in the background.
Waiting for the "off", 45125 on June 28th 1983.
Llandudno-Blaenau Ffestiniog train, with 52057 leading, on June 28th 1983.
47446 on September 9th 1984 with another clear shot of the carriage shed. The old signal box is still shown along with semaphore signals by the side of the new box.
September 26th 1984, Octel for Stanlow leaves Llandudno Junction behind 40194.
A Euston-Holyhead express leaves the Junction behind 47107 on July 1st 1985. Note the old signal box coming down and a "Peak 45" on 6G.
The grand old box comes down, July 1985.
A Holyhead-Euston express approaches Llandudno Junction behind 47421 on July 1st 1985, with Conway Castle in the background.
47459 pulls the
16.05 train from Blaenau
at Llandudno Junction
on September 9th 1986.
33205 at the Junction on September 18th 1986.
HOTPOINT BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
A Scarborough-Bangor express pulled by 45125, at the site
of the new bridge under construction on July 27th 1984.
37423 (ex works) on
her test run with 47593
Princess" pulling the 11.15,
Crewe-Bangor train, under the newly completed bridge on December 18th 1985.
THE LLANDUDNO BRANCH
Approaching Llandudno Junction September 9th 1984.
Same location as above March 3rd 1986.
Another train passes the above location December 11th 1984.