The graphics below are almost all the work of Aidan Stell. He and John Savage have prepared a Welsh Highland Railway module for the well-known and highly entertaining animated Railway32 Screensaver for Windows by Mark Goodspeed (new URL). Registered users of the screensaver can now get a taste of WHR trains running across their Windows desktop. Once you've downloaded and registered it, follow instructions for joining the railway32 group at Yahoo! Groups - this is where this and many other extra modules are available for free download, together with instructions on how to install and run them (NB the instructions link above will only work after you have joined the group, and provided you are logged into Yahoo! Groups with the Yahoo! ID under which you joined the group).
The graphics feature not only existing rolling stock, but some future "possibles", such as how the NG15 locomotives might look once overhauled and modified, and diesel railcars based on the style of the existing carriages. There's a little bit of artistic licence, and some proportions are slightly altered to suit the operation of the screensaver (though they're pretty close).
Various train formations have been assembled below - for obvious reasons you will have to scroll to the right to see everything. If you'd like to suggest an interesting formation to add to the page, please email - details foot of WHR Project homepage. The available graphics are shown here. In the meantime, enjoy!
2003 Steam Adventure Week
2003 Phase 3 Construction - The Ballast Train
2003 Driving Experience
2002 Two-train service - Eryri Express with Millennium and seven cars, or Prince with the Heritage Train
Superpower Weekend, September 2002 - the Mixed Train
Alternating Diesel Service
2001 High season trains - NGG16 Beyer-Garratt and six cars
Vintage Weekend, September 2001
2000 Off-peak service - Mountaineer and four cars
1999 - Blanche and three cars
September 1997 - tracklaying with Upnor Castle and the "Forth Bridge"
Castell Caernarfon and ballast wagons
The Future... (please don't read too much into the details!)
Possible looks for the NG15s (the tenders will probably be longer than this):
No. 134, BR-style tender, blue livery
No. 134, BR-style tender, BR-style livery
No. 133, Maunsell-style tender, "Southern" livery
Next loco to enter service:
Garratt K1 with a train to Rhyd Ddu
The WHR's forthcoming Lynton & Barnstaple replica loco:
Off-peak service with Lyd
A DMU for local services?
Opening day to Porthmadog: NG15 no. 133, NGG16 no. 140 and twelve cars
Train formations from published photographs (NB not all livery matches are correct):
The Dinas "Wardrobe Photo", 1890s: the NWNGR poses almost all its stock
Illegal train formation, 1890s (unfitted wagons between Snowdon Ranger and carriage)
Moel Tryfan at Plas y Nant, 1890s
Gowrie hauls Russell from Dinas loco shed, 1909
Palmerston and FR stock heading for Dinas, 1923
Russell at Beddgelert, 1923
590 heading north through the Aberglaslyn Pass, 1925
Moel Tryfan and mixed train at Waunfawr, 1926
Bryngwyn Branch goods, 1928, with the Kerr Stuart diesel
Welsh Pony in sky blue with Portmadoc-Beddgelert train, 1934
Russell with Dinas-Beddgelert train approaching Waunfawr, 1934
Russell and train in "rainbow" livery, FR lease period ("repaint" of graphics done by Keith Skillicorn)