Apr 252015
 

On Saturday 18th April 2015, I visited Llandudno for the first time for seven years. I had driven eldest son Jamie to Crewe so he could do some work on a Railcam project and I had eight hours or so to spare. What better way to kill time than take a ride along the North Wales coast rail line.

The route took me through Chester, passing the famous racecourse, before heading along the North Wales coast. The line runs through the seaside resorts of Rhyl, Abergele and Colwyn Bay, before branching off to Llandudno. The resorts along this coast are no longer as busy as in their hey-day as can be seen by the derelict railway buildings on the long railway platforms. Sidings which used to house the day-trippers trains awaiting the return trip are now rusty and overgrown.

Llandudno greeted me with clear blue skies, but the stiff breeze meant that the cable cars weren’t running, a disappoint as I was looking forward to travelling up Great Orme on them. However, there was still the tram and I made my way to the station to take that route to the summit.

After a hot chocolate and an ice cream at the Summit Complex, I headed back into the town for fish and chips at the base station before strolling back to the railway for the return journey to Crewe.

A brief visit to the seaside, but enjoyable all the same.


Below is a set of 20 photos taken in Llandudno and available on my Flickr account. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image.

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