Wednesday, 28 July 2010

STEAMY SCENES

Steam engine locomotiveSteam engine locomotiveThe items above are from our man in transport, John Powell. The photo at the top shows the famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ train passing through Rhyl station, the occasion being a special trip from Lincoln to Llandudno on Saturday June 6th, 1966.

Re: the newspaper cutting about a mail train, John thinks the date would be 1910-1920. Streets mentioned in the cutting are added here for indexing purposes: Lynton Walk, Clifton Park Road.

Finally, there is another shot of the railway line that ran from Foryd Harbour to Foryd Junction station in Kinmel Bay. This one is dated c.1956 and John wonders if the Clwyd Hotel still exists. The answer must be yes and no – there have been name changes.

These days as you cross Foryd Bridge from Rhyl to Kinmel Bay, the pub on your right is Ferry Hotel and on the opposite side is Harbour Hotel.

Click on any picture to see a bigger version.

From differing sources, here are a photo labelled Ex LMS Class 3F No 52119 Rhyl shed yard 6 July 1958 and a colour shot circa 1962 of steam loco 41276 in Rhyl station with Rymans bookstall in the background!

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