40145 Blaenau Ffestiniog 4 June 2005

Dominated by a huge mountain of slate waste, 40145 passes the old station at Blaenau Ffestiniog in the pouring rain with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z51 05:36 Bristol Temple Meads to Blaenau Ffestiniog 'Whistling Slater' railtour on 4 June 2005. The new station is a little further on, next to the terminus of the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway. Rhododendrons are at least adding a bit of colour to the overgrown goods yard in the foreground.