Roman Bridge

Roman Bridge station is in a remote location just off the main Betws-y-Coed - Blaenau Ffestiniog road, at the point were the road and the railway part company. The road heads off over the Crimea Pass - at a height of 1262ft, whilst the railway remains in the valley.

24087 24133 at Roman Bridge 19/02/77 (s0948.jpg)

24087 and 24133 pause at Roman Bridge for a photo stop whilst working the "Lledr Valley Express" railtour, run on behalf of the NSPCC, on the 19th February 1977.

24057 24073 at Roman Bridge 25/06/77 (s1103.jpg)

Passing the station building at Roman Bridge, 24057 and 24073 head the M&GNJRS "Conway Bay Express" onwards towards Blaenau on the 25th June 1977.

24057 24073 at Roman Bridge 25/06/77 (s1105.jpg)

Beyond the station the line heads off into the remotest part of the valley, with only a few farms and a dead-end track, as it makes use of the last of the lower ground before eventually turning sharply south into the 2 mile 206 yard Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel. 24057 and 24073 are still having to work hard as they start a sustained stretch of over a mile at 1 in 60.

DMU at Roman Bridge 16/04/82 (s2600-04.jpg)

Seen earlier on the Tal-y-Cafn page, the 14:54 from Llandudno calls at Roman Bridge, its last call before the terminus. In 1972, calls at these more remote stations became "by request only". 16th April 1982.

50007 40192 at Roman Bridge 21/04/84 (s84011.jpg)

Again seen earlier at Tal-y-Cafn, 50007 and 40192 approach the short platform at Roman Bridge on the 21st April 1984 with the Conwy Crusader II railtour. Moveable steps are visible - available for use as required because of the very low platform height.