Penmaenmawr - Iron Bridge

Half way between the Penmaenmawr and Penmaenbach headlands, a lattice-iron footbridge crossed the railway, giving access to the beach.

DMU at Penmaenmawr 21/07/76 (s0599.jpg)

A 'Park Royal' dmu heads for its next stop at Llandudno Jcn on the 21st July 1976 on the 1930 Bangor-Crewe. By this time, Chester was the only depot in the country to retain an allocation of these dmus, and they worked on both the North Wales and Cambrian coasts. Between Llandudno Jcn and Chester this unit would be coupled to the 1942 Llandudno - Manchester Victoria. The grassed area in the foreground has now disappeared, washed away by the sea during a severe storm.

47555 at Penmaenmawr 15/04/77 (s0983.jpg)

47555 (later to be named The Commonwealth Spirit) runs between the two headlands on the 13:20 Holyhead-Euston. 15th April 1977.

40036 at Penmaenmawr 14/02/78 (s1620.jpg)

On a grey February day, 40036 works the late morning trip working to Amlwch. On this day, the train mainly consists of 'iron-ore' hoppers carrying raw sulphur from Mostyn Docks to Amlwch. Additionally there is a covered wagon to carry the wagon sheets on the return journey, and one tank wagon. 14th February 1979.

25257 at Penmaenmawr 23/07/79 (s1975.jpg)

Working the 07:47 Manchester Victoria - Bangor, 25257 will shortly be preparing to stop at Penmaenmawr. To the right, the beach car park is not proving very popular. Within a few years. this would be taken for the construction of the widened A55. 23rd July 1979.

25063 at Penmaenmawr 23/07/79 (s1976.jpg)

25063 hauls an eastbound train of track panels on 23rd July 1979. With white discs painted on the front and clear discs on the headcode panel, 25063 could easily be mistaken for a Class 24 from a distance, especially as in this case 24081 was sitting in the quarry sidings and I was waiting to photograph it! The gasholder, the telegraph poles and the quarry jetty in the distance have all since disappeared.