The Conwy valley line - Lein Dyffryn Conwy

Dolgarrog and Llanrwst


101685 on a service to Blaenau near Dolgarrog, 14th June 1994.



Pathfinder Tours ran the "Trawsfynydd Trekker" to Trawsfynydd on August 27th, 1994 top and tailed by a pair of Class 31's.  Railfreight red stripe livery 31327 is seen here on its way back to Llandudno Junction near Dolgarrog.  At the rear of the six coach train can be seen 31190.


31163 and 201 are on the morning flask train to Trawsfynydd just north of Llanrwst,  1st of July 1994.




Virgin Voyager unit 220 017 seen at Llanrwst on 17th March 2003 during a gauge checking run on the line.



North Llanrwst is the location of the only passing point and signalbox on the line.  As such it frequently witnesses the crossing of trains.  In this view the signalman is handing the single line token for the Llanrwst to Blaenau section to the driver of a pair of class 156 units on a Cheshire Railtours excursion to Blaenau.  The service train on the left will head towards Llandudno Junction once it receives the token for its section of line from the signalman.  The points which work the loop are now hydraulically operated.  25 July 93.


Class 20's nos. 20187 and 073 were used on the second "Trawsfynydd Trekker" railtour of 10th September 1994.  The train was a repeat of the first tour of 27th August which was a sell out. At the time these locos were painted in the short lived BRT colours.  They are shown here leaving North Llanrwst for Blaenau having received the single line token.  In the background green DMU 101685 is about to leave for Llandudno Junction.


37605 waits for the passenger train to arrive at North Llanrwst before proceeding to Blaenau Ffestiniog on 21st November 2006.  At the rear of the train was 37612.


In 1984 the Civil Engineer wished to carry out deflection tests on the wooden bridge spanning the Afon Llugwy just north of Betws y Coed station.  To do so he needed a heavy weight, the answer was provided by 56059 and 56069 of Toton Depot.  The pair are seen in the loop at Llanrwst on the morning of April 29th having performed their weighty task.


37401 and 417 at North Llanrwst on May 31st 2008.  The locos were working an excursion from  Peterborough to Blaenau Ffestiniog.  The train was operated by Kingfisher Railtours


47773 on a Tyseley - Blaenau charter train, 18 August 2012.




37611 on a Network Rail inspection train, 18 April 2014. 37612 was on the rear of the train.


37886 at North Llanrwst on a Northern Belle excursion in October 2002.


67019 enters North Llanrwst with a return "Northern Belle" from Blaenau to Manchester on 27th June 2005.  67030 was on the rear of the train of nine vehicles.


31319 and 163 are about to enter North Llanrwst on a nuclear flask train from Trawsfynydd, 24th June 1994.


The original Llanrwst station was always inconvenient for the town and in 1989 Regional Railways North West opened a new single platform halt at a better location.  In this view class 108 unit No. CH603 is pictured carrying the ceremonial headboard at the old station ready for the short trip to the opening ceremony.  The original station has been renamed North Llanrwst and is now a little used request stop.  29th July 1989.


CH603 about to break the commemorative banner as the first train to call at the new Llanrwst station. 29th July 1989.


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