Pwllheli - 26th December 1980
In 1980/81, the Barmouth Bridge was closed to all trains for an extended period while major repairs were carried out. To maintain the service on the northern stretch of the Cambrian Coast, a number of DMUs were kept at Pwllheli (and were actually reallocated to Pwllheli - shed code 'PI'!). On Boxing Day 1980, all the DMUs were gathered at Pwllheli - there being no service that day.
First we see the two 3-car DMUs stabled in the loop outside the station. The nearest set is a Metro Cammell set, M50330, M59130 and M51185, with behind it a hybrid set of Met-Camm M50334, BRCW M59172 and Met-Camm M50316.
Looking the other way, we see a 2-car Metro Cammell set parked in the headshunt by the former signal box - M51193 and M56336 - togther with an oil tank used for refuelling this fleet. This was ADB999012, an unfitted 4 wheel tank, nominally based at Shrewsbury and capable of holding 4,589 gallons.
Seen in the background of the previous shot, there were another three 2-car sets stabled in the 'normal' stabling siding, alongside the station. These were all Metro Cammell sets, M50320 and M56352, M51192 and M56354 and M50203 and M56080.
A view from alongside the station on a archetypal 'slate-grey' Welsh winter's day.
Finally a view showing all three stabling locations.