For those of you who don’t know, the Llangollen Railway is a wonderful line located in what must be one of the most beautiful places in the UK. My father and I visited Llangollen back in June of this year. We admired the beauty of the railway, the beauty of the surroundings, and the beauty within all of the volunteers working there. You can see some photos from our previous trip here.
Last week Saturday my dad and I once again returned to Llangollen, but this time to meet with the volunteers who bring the railway to life. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the day, but brought my camera along anyway just in case any photo opportunities arose.
Well I needn’t have worried as this turned out to be a brilliant opportunity to document what I like to call “Behind the scenes” shots of the operation. It’s amazing that this railway relies so much on the generosity of the volunteers who happily work there on the weekends, come rain or shine, with nothing but smiles on their faces. They do everything from restoring engines to filling up fuel tanks so as to ensure everything runs smoothly on the railway. The people working there are busy, to say the least, and they gladly gave up a large chunk of their Saturday to show us around and tell us about what it is that they do. They were so kind and such down to earth people, I had a great day hanging out with them.
Anyways, here are the photos from the day. I had so many, but I’ve tried to narrow it down as much as I can. Most of these are detail shots, which I love as it really helps to tell the story. Here they are:
My lovely dad:
(Shown Above: Glen Beadon, Ian Bradbury, John Joyce (Behind), Evan Green-Hughes, Andrew Northall, Karl Latham, Martin Plumb and Graham Parkin)
Thank you to everyone who helped make that Saturday such a wonderful day!
I really hope that you enjoyed these photos! If you ever get the opportunity to head down to Llangollen Railway, I definitely recommend it! The people are lovely, the atmosphere is such a friendly one, and it’s simply a lovely way to spend a day.