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God's Wonderful Railway

By Rob66
Taken at Llangollen Station during the first Steam, Steel and Stars Gala in 2007.
The railway line through Llangollen was part of the Great Western Railway - God's Wonderful Railway, alternatively The Great Way Round or Goes When Ready - and ran from Ruabon on the main Chester to Shrewsbury line to Barmouth on the Welsh coast.
Consisting of mainly single track with numerous passing places the line was very scenic and followed the valley of the River Dee for most of the way.
Closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts the 7 mile section from Llangollen to Carrog has reopened as a tourist railway with a further 2 mile extension to Corwen planned.
The locomotives in the picture are Great Western 14xx No. 1450 and Great Western 94xx No. 9466.

Thanks for looking.

Tags: Railway Train Transport Steam Llangollen Llangollen railway

Voters: nonur, Arty, franS and 18 more

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nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
1 Jun 2010 9:41AM
This is just great! Reminds me of the 50's colouring book cover pictures and those posters of those years. Enjoyed it so much, thanks.
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 10:21AM

SashaB 13 Northern Ireland
1 Jun 2010 10:33AM
A lovely record and very well processed.
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
1 Jun 2010 12:22PM
A beautifully composed image - could not be better. Very nostalgic as it brings back memories for me from way back. I hope this shot is well received - it deserves to be.
Regards, Ronnie.
1 Jun 2010 1:55PM
Excellent shot. Really like the proccessing,
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
1 Jun 2010 2:17PM
grand image
glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
1 Jun 2010 2:18PM
This would make a great Jigsaw.
Excellent work.

horley 14 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 4:17PM
you have achieved a real paint like effect that really suits the subject very nice picture and good portfolio.terry
DiegoDesigns 16 117 6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2010 4:04PM
Would make an excellent jigsaw puzzle... Dave

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