Vale of Rheidol Railway

Running on time

Vale of Rheidol Railway.  The Prince of wales was running 10 minutes late but caught up time on arrival to Devils bridge.
this was my second trip up the Rheidol valley in two weeks as I wanted to take shots of the autumn colours

The old and the new,, the new is the building of the loco shed where maintainance will be carried out on the old steam engines. we hope it will sertve the purpose as well as the old sheds do.

the prince of wales is taking me up to devils bridge.

tickets please as we board the train.

the rheidol steam railway is adjacent to the british rail station sorry ariva trains this is the final stop an the london to Aberystwyth route

an old railway building

victorian water tank used for filling the steam trains.

the hedge cutting train has its own works carriage

halfway station

steam and lots of it there is no smoke as such this is an oil fired boiler that makes the steam to drive the train

one of the water falls on the devils bridge walk.

one of the stops on the way.

Arrived in devils bridge station

The fun fair is in town

dodgems this has not changed one bit since the days I went on the annual school trip to the Marine lake in Rhyl back in the 1950s

this is a new way to make a few bucks bunjee trampoline. kids seem to love this one.

looks like a relic from the mines

woo scary bits,

there was a minature steam train in the park but it seems they had a problem with it and took back to the workshop for repairs

this is a fine example of a minature steam engine

its either a small train or those are big autumn leaves

the rail track in the park the building in the background is the council offices

she was busy within a few yards of the guys with the minature steam train

fancy doing a bit of real gardening

not quite the truth the pharmacy is not by here

the problem with todays yobs they have no morals or respect of anything

In the body of the church stands a mausoleum erected over the tomb of the Pryce family in 1900.

read on St Mary’s church   here

Maybe they were after the old garden roller but just can not see the point of setting fire to the place.

the old oak door's hinges are damaged as is the lock that was forced open.