© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011
"We ought to get a day out over the Christmas
break - how about a trip up the North Wales
coast?". I agreed - I needed a day out, and
couldn't think of anywhere better. (I couldn't
think of anywhere at all...)
We started at Sandycroft. Last time I was there,
there were still four tracks and some pointwork.
Now there was just plain track. We
moved on - ending up at Abergele ("and Pensarn", to
use its full title).
There was a reasonable variety of traffic - passenger
only - Sprinters, HSTs, and some 37-hauled trains,
which I suspected were the real reason for my friend’s
suggestion. Shame about the weather - dull, grey, cold. By the
time 37 420 "The Scottish Hosteller" hurried through, the
vehicles on the nearby coast road were starting to use their
"Can we go home now we've seen that?" At least we could say, in
all honesty, that we'd had a breath of fresh air...