The railways of North Wales - Changing trains: page 28

47310 on an up Speedlink at Ffynnongroew, 3rd September 1987.

47225 near Prestatyn, 8th February 1988.

In 1992 Anglesey Aluminium decided to have a clear out of scrap metal from their Holyhead plant.  A number of trains ran from South Wales to collect the scrap and were hauled by Class 37/9's.  In this view 37902 is seen at Rhyl bound for South Wales on April 24th 1992.  Although these locos were a common sight on the Wrexham - Shotton line this was their first appearance on service trains on the coast.

47378 on the, now removed, up fast line at Rhyl, 1st July 1988.

47357 just west of Rhyl station, 12th August 1987.

31312 passes Rhyl marine lake, 4th August 1987.  The 100 ton tanks were going to Crumps, Connahs Quay for scrap.

47310 heads up through Towyn on the afternoon speedlink from Llandudno Junction to Arpley on 10th October 1988.  All the vehicles except the third are empty cement tanks.  These would be en route from the Castle Cement terminal at Bangor to Penyffordd.

Class 47 No. 47295 heads the afternoon Llandudno Junction - Warrington Arpley Speedlink past Middle Gates, Abergele on June 6th 1987.  The train mainly comprises open wagons loaded with bricks.  These would have come from Butterley Brick in Caernarfon and would have been transhipped to rail at Bangor goods yard.  The remaining two vehicles are empty cement tankers on their way from the Castle Cement terminal at Bangor to Penyffordd.  Speedlink traffic ended in North Wales in 1991 and trains such as this are now but a distant memory.

47370 with more wagons for Crumps passes Colwyn Bay, 22nd November 1990.

47085 "Mammoth" passes Llandudno Junction on a train from Anglesey Aluminium, 30th December 1983.

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