Puffing Billy At Llangollen

That’s what we used to call them when I was a boy growing up in Scotland. I wonder if that’s what they were called in Wales? Anyway the WordPress Weekly Challenge this week is Signs and I thought this one of the railway station at Llangollen would fit the bill. But the sign on it’s own didn’t really make an impact so I’ve included one I managed to catch with a train in the foreground.

Llangollen Station

The train adds emphasis that we are looking at a railway station sign. But what about the train? From research I know that 80072 was a rusting hulk lying in Woodham’s Scrap Yard, Barry. Now it’s one of the steam engines on the Llangollen Railway and a great sight to photograph.

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4 thoughts on “Puffing Billy At Llangollen

  1. Richard October 8, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    I saw just about every locomotive travelling to Dai Woodham’s Barry scrap yard and then photographed many in it. I lived near Barry so I was on the doorstep. The nostalgia is increased when seeing images like this British Railways Standard 4MT Tank Engine introduced in 1951. Great capture Mike


  2. Mike Hardisty October 8, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    I read the story of how they restored it Richard…amazing, to say the least.


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