The Llanfair Photographer Locomotive - Paul Walker

Opened in 1903 the Welshpool & Llanfair Caereinion Light Railway  links the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. A 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway that lends itself so naturally to photography I featured images  in my April 2019  "The Llanfair Photographer" at the Oriel Strongroom gallery, Llanfair Caereinion.  Built as a Light Railway to avoid some of the costs of railway construction, the narrow gauge allows for tight curves and steep gradients, enabling the line to follow the contours of the countryside. Most of our trains are steam hauled, either by one of our unique original locomotives or one from abroad. The carriages too are special; those in regular use being from Hungary and Austria with access to the enclosed seating area via an open balcony - a great way to watch the world go by.

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