Wednesday, November 17, 2010
British Pathe takes the Ffestiniog Railway
In 1964 British Pathe visited Porthmadog- or Portmadoc as it was billed in those days - and the Ffestiniog Railway. Click on the picture to see the resultant film on the Pathe website.
That website also has eight minutes of silent black-and-white footage on the Ffestiniog Railway's centenary, shot the previous year.
A couple of days ago I said I would go back to Porthmadog one day to take the Welsh Highland Railway. The nice people who run it read that post and have offered me a footplate pass when I do.
A trip to New York, a Domino's voucher and now this. There is a lot to be said for writing a blog.