THE FINAL CURTAIN

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The curtain is about to fall on the Steam era at Llandudno Junction.

It is Saturday morning October 1st 1966, and the final loco, Black Five 45050
prepares to leave the shed for the very last time. 

6G is now deserted, the coal wagons are empty and most of the men have moved on.
 

In a few more moments it will all be over, the hiss of steam gone forever, and in the quiet
empty building we are left alone with our memories.


COMPILED AND EDITED BY GEOFF POOLE

 

PHOTO FROM "RECOLLECTIONS OF A STEAM ERA (1950-1966) BY H.(HARRY) ROGERS JONES.
PUBLISHED BY DAVID ROGERS JONES

33 ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY, NORTH WALES, LL29 7RU.
PRINTED BY CIRCULAR PRESS LTD, COLWYN BAY. 7.95

A RECOMMENDED READ WITH LOTS OF INTERESTING PHOTO'S AND INFORMATION
ABOUT THE RAILWAY IN THE REGION HEAVILY WEIGHTED AROUND 6G.

Harry Rogers Jones info page

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IN MEMORY OF HARRY ROGERS JONES FOR THE LEGACY OF MEMORIES HE HAS
LEFT US, WITHOUT WHICH WE WOULD BE POORER.

 

                                                                         [Geoff Poole]

The end of the line. A shot taken just months before site clearance, showing a rusting old
buffer beam at the side of the derelict carriage shed.

There are photographs elsewhere on this web site showing various steam locomotives
on this siding, during the glorious years of 6G.

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