Vale of Ffestiniog Porthmadog 21 October 2014

Ffestiniog Railway diesel hydraulic Vale of Ffestiniog stands at Porthmadog station on 21 October 2014, after having just propelled a rake of coaching stock into the new Welsh Highland Railway platform, in readiness for the 10:45 departure to Caernarfon. It was a generally cloudy morning, but a small hole appeared in the blanket of dark clouds after the loco and stock had left the sidings visible on the left of the picture. I hoped that the sun would stay out long enough for a decent picture once the train had backed into the platform. Luckily the train backed in without delay, and I had a few seconds worth of stunning light before the clouds blotted out the sun again.