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Arrow Llanuwchllyn railway station, Gwynedd, July 2011 - 11-09-2011, 20:10

Had a good look at a few of the stations on the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway route over the summer, Llanuwchllyn railway station was one of them

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Llanuwchllyn railway station (Pron: Llanuwchllyn) in the village of Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, Wales, was formerly a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line. It closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965 at the same time as the rest of the line, but subsequently reopened in 1972 as the southern (and main) terminus of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway. The station had a signal box and was a passing place on the single line.
The station buffet was the original waiting room, and the seating section was once a waiting room at Barmouth Junction. The main building has been extended on the site of the old toilets to provide a booking office and store room.
The canopy supports were built for the Cambrian Railways station at Pwllheli, but were taken down in 1907. Following use at Aberdovey until 1979, they were moved to Llanuwchllyn.
The cattle dock is now the picnic area, the stone goods shed is a woodworking shop and the waiting room on platform two is an office. The original signal box remains

The Bala Lake Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid) is a preserved railway at Bala Lake, in Gwynedd, north Wales, which runs for a distance of 41⁄2 miles (7.2 km) using 2 ft (610 mm) gauge rolling stock.
It was built on a section of the former Ruabon - Barmouth GWR route which was closed in 1965. This section runs along the south-eastern shore of Bala Lake. Another section of the former trackbed is today used by the Llangollen Railway.
The railway runs from Llanuwchllyn railway station, where the main railway buildings, workshops and offices are located, to Bala (Llyn Tegid) near Bala. The station at Bala is outside the town, and there have been various plans to extend the railway into Bala itself, but none have been realised.
Steam locomotives on the line include Maid Marian, Holy War and Alice, all built by the Hunslet Engine Company. The railway also has a passenger diesel engine, Merioneth.

The railway is a member of the Great Little Trains of Wales.

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Default 11-09-2011, 23:34

This is a favourite with the lads. Last time we were here, the lady from the shop let my then three year old help with pulling a signal lever frame in the box, and the chap in the engine shed let him stand on the footplate of an engine under repair whilst we nattered for ages. A very friendly and welcoming place.
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