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The Snowdonian Train 12th April 2014

The 2014 Snowdonian  programme will begin with a conducted tour of Boston Lodge, with guides, on Friday afternoon/evening 11th April.  It is expected that travel to and from Boston Lodge will be by train, and that after the event, the visitors will be able to book an evening meal in Spooners Restaurant.

The train will leave the new Porthmadog Station, to jouney to Caernarfon first, followed by the run up to Blanau Ffestiniog.  Timings are likely to be similar as 2013.  It all worked very well, and return to Porthmadog will be whilst it is still light.

Catering will be tea/coffee etc., plus a choice from a Danish pastry selection on the way to Caernarfon.  Then, there will be a stop for a buffet lunch on the way back at the Goat Inn at Beddgelert.  The quality and service at the Goat has been commendable, so we will stay with the same arrangements.  A cream-filled scone and jam, with tea will be served on the trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The price is  £160 for a seat in third. ALL FIRST CLASS SEATS HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD

The theme for 2014 is First and Last.  Subject to confirmation locomotives K1 and 143 will take the train to and from Caernarfon and Prince and Lyd will take over for the run up the Ffestiniog Railway.

Bookings are still open.

FR Travel say they will be doing a 2014 package for the Snowdonian - here is the link to their site so you can see what is going on.
http://www.ffestiniogtravel.com/index.php/uk/connoisseur-rail-tours/the-snowdonian

 Andy Savage and Paul Lewin celebrate the joy of being in Caernarfon. 13.04.2013

ALL THE PROFITS FROM THIS TRAIN GO TO Phase 5, Let’s Finish the Job – the Sustainable Railway.  So far the leaflets and website have raised over £700k – thanks to you.  The works at Harbour Station that you will see have been match-funded by your (and the Sponsor’s) generosity. When you donate, the government adds Gift Aid, and the Sponsor adds 10% to the total.

The Buffet Menu at the Goat:

THE ROYAL GOAT HOTEL

BEDDGELERT

WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY SNOWDONIAN TRAIN BUFFET MENU

 

12th April 2014

Selection of Cold Meats

Broccoli and Stilton Quiche

Vegetable Curry with Rice

Welsh Lamb Hot Pot with Red Cabbage

Vegetable Lasagne

Tomato and Onion Salad

Mixed Salad Leaves

Coleslaw

Hot New Potatoes

Warm Bread Rolls

Garlic Bread

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Fruit Tartlet

Citrus Sponge Cake

Sherry Triffle

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Tea or Coffee

Glass of Bucks Fizz, Local Cask Beer or a glass of House Wine

 

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