The next station after Penrhyndeudraeth is Minffordd, the interchange station for the Ffestiniog Railway. Most specials along the Cambrian Coast stopped at Minffordd for this reason, and this made it possible to photograph the trains at both Penrhyndeudraeth and here.
40004 leaves Minffordd station and heads for its destination of Porthmadog on the 18th June 1978, on the F&W excursion from Bristol, which the 40 worked from Birmingham New St.
Having climbed up from Penrhyndeudraeth to Minffordd, 25188 and 25147 head back down to sea level to cross the marshes towards Porthmadog, on a special from Exeter to Pwllheli on 26th August 1979. Beyond the train is Minffordd Quarry, which once had a siding, but by this time was no longer rail connected. However, during the time Barmouth Bridge was closed to locomotives, ballast was loaded here into wagons on the main line, with a Diesel Parcels Unit as motive power.