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.

4 comments:

dreamingspire said...

Jonathan, maybe you meant to send us to:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=1750
(The verification for this comment is 'wathe'; what the? indeed)

Jonathan said...

That is the film I send you to.

dreamingspire said...

Clicking on the picture sends me (using Firefox) to http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=35242
which is Market Harborough under water. Very strange...

Jonathan said...

Nonsen... glug, glug, glug