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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Daddy drove a steam train!

It was Father's Day on Sunday and Neil and Tracy (my humans' son and d-i-l) arranged a special surprise. Daddy's very poorly and he said he wanted to go on the Welsh Highland Railway while he can. It's a long journey on that one which takes two and three quarter hours to get from Porthmadog to Caernarfon and they thought it was too long. So instead they chose the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway which is only a short journey and you get off and look around the engine shed and have a ride on a miniature railway too.

And guess what they did???????? They got a footplate pass so Daddy and Neil could go in the engine with the driver. They put on the big engine called Gelert specially so there was room for both of them to go in. They were so excited and they kept blowing the whistle!

I was allowed to go too, they allow dogs on the train. We took the camera but Daddy took all the photos so we haven't got one of him.

This is us talking to the ticket collector:

Neil at the front of the picture; Mommy in the blue coat with me; Luke in the camouflage jacket; Molly next to Luke; Tracy in front of Mommy; (not sure where Daniel is):

Here is Tracy, Molly, Mommy and me, and Luke standing in the doorway of the carriage:

This is Gelert the engine, it went backwards for the first part of the journey:

Here I am with Mommy and Daniel (he was making a silly face!):

Neil talking to us before they went off to help drive the engine:

A rare photo of Tracy 'cos she doesn't like having her photo taken:

This is Gelert with the drivers ready to go back to the station, it was going the right way this time:

We had two rides on the train so that Daddy and Neil could be passengers as well as drivers' mates.

I had a really nice time on the train and every one said I was a really good girl. I hope you like our pictures. Neil took some as well so if we can get them we might have one of Daddy that I can put on my blog.


  1. Looks like a fab day was had by all xxx

  2. Thank you for sharing your photos of your day out I especially like the one of you sat on your Mum's knee on the train - looks like the weather was kind to you too. xx


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