A trip from Llangollen to Carrog

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    I had my step-dad visiting this weekend, so as a belated father's day present we decided to take him to Llangollen to ride the steam train to Carrog. All photos taken with my Nikon D3200 with the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens

    Here's the steam train (there were two different services that day - steam and heritage rail car):
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    Inside (we had a carriage to ourselves):
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    Looking out the window:
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    Trying to figure out how to pronounce the station names...
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    The heritage rail car (headed in the other direction to us):
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    Carrog station:
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    What would a trip to Wales be without photos of sheep?!
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    Had a nice lunch at The Grouse Inn:
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    Some sheep making the most of the shade:
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    On our return trip we saw the steam train coming the other way:
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    Back at Llangollen:
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    Outside the station there was a cafe made from an old sleeper carriage...
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    And the award for random sight of the day goes to... (in a taxidermy shop)
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    :cheers:
     
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    Great pictures, would love to visit there :)
     
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    It's a shame. Thing is it is about an hour from where live but I have never been
     
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    @Urmas I'm beginning to suspect you work for the Finnish tourist board! :lol:

    It's a lovely place, I'd definitely recommend it! The train tickets are fairly pricey but it was a great day out. They also do themed events, I saw signs up for a real ale trip in July :cheers:
     
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    Super photos @Becky. I love steam engines, they seem to have much more "personality" than diesels, and coupled with such picturesque scenery, what could be nicer. :D
     
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    Thanks TC! I know what you mean, there's something quite nice about chuff-chuffing along in the sunshine :)
     
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    We do live in a beautiful country. :thumb:
     
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    Well us Welsh folk do :lol:
     
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    If yer ever in Yorkshire you would love a day out at the Pickering to Whitby line. :cool:

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    Well I have to admit FInland does look lovely :) What is that castle at the end of the video?
     
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    Olavinlinna.
     
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