Gertrude on WHHR’s first test train onto the Welsh Highland

The first Welsh Highland Heritage Railway train has run on the challenging gradients of the Welsh Highland Railway on Saturday June 25, 2011. The test train, double headed by WHHR locos Gelert and Gertrude, was run in conjunction with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland engineers to test braking systems. The WHHR operates air-braked stock, while F&WHR trains are exclusively vacuum-braked.

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Nik on July 10th, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -

Royal Gala

While our neighbours this weekend were busy with their Spring Thing, on the WHHR Gertrude took part in the ‘Royal Gala’. Gertrude had a lovely weekend working together with resident Gelert and visitor Elidir, the sun shone throughout too!

We’ve cross posted a couple of candid photos of Gerty as seen at Porthmadog over the weekend with Elidir. Come and see her for yourself at the WHHR.

Nik on May 5th, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -

Which loco is running when?

The lovely people at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway have kindly put a listing on their website of which days you can expect to find which locomotive in steam. So if you want to know when to catch Gertrude in steam, check out the Locomotive Roster page on their site!

Nik on April 21st, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -

Gertrude to visit Warley 2011 at the NEC

We are pleased to announce that we will have a presence at the Warley MRC show at the NEC on November 19th & 20th. Gertrude will be on display as the centrepiece of a narrow gauge themed area at this year’s show.

Warley MRC Show 2011

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Nik on April 3rd, 2011 | File Under History, Visits | No Comments -

Gertrude at WHHR for 2011

We are very pleased to be able to confirm that Gertrude will be remaining at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in Porthmadog for the duration of the 2011 season.

Gertrude on the WHHR

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Nik on February 19th, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -