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One of the things in Snowdonia that I was keen to see was the Ffestiniog Railway, the oldest Independent Railway Company in the world. Built between 1832 and 1836, Ffestiniog is a 22km (13.5mile) narrow-gauge railway that twists its way through Snowdonia National Park, between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The line was opened to the public in the 1860's, when horse-drawn wagon were replaced by steam locomotives.
We stopped off in Porthmadog to enquire about a ride on the train, but unfortunately the timetable didn't fit in with the rest of our schedule. We did, however, get the chance to see the lovely little train setting off on its journey to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
And there certainly was a lot of steam!
Check out the website for weekly timetables and plenty more information.
Address: Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF
Phone: 01766 516024
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