A Journey on The Welsh Highland Railway DVD

Total running time approx. 119 mins.

The Welsh Highland Railway runs 25 miles through the mountains of North Wales between the coastal ports of Porthmadog and Caernarvon. It operates on trackbeds laid by the Croessor Tramway, the Porthmadog, Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway, the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways and the London & North Western Railway. This fully narrated production takes you on an adventure along its length, using five cameras mounted on an NG/G16 Class Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive to show everything from footplate action to the spectacular scenery.

Our two hour journey takes us through widely varied countryside, starting with a crossing of the Traeth Mawr, a large area of flatland reclaimed from the sea when a huge polder, The Cob, was built at Porthmadog. Then the climb begins as we head for the summit of the line close to the flanks of Snowdon. The Glaslyn Pass presents some obstacles to our progress, and the line resorts to three tunnels before reaching Beddgelert.

After Beddgelert Station there's a switchback of a climb on the steepest part of this railway to Beddgelert Forest. As we approach the summit at the 650 foot mark, the landscape opens up again to reveal the majestic sight of Snowdon and then the lake at Llyn Cwellyn.

At Rhyd Ddu we pause to wait for the incoming southbound service to clear the single track line ahead before continuing on past Snowdon Ranger and Waunfawr to the railway's engineering base at Dinas. Here, we move onto the trackbed of the Afonwen branch line built by the London & North Western Railway which takes us to our destination within sight of Caernarfon's magnificent castle.

A Journey on the Welsh Highland Railway has been made by our award-winning team, responsible for productions for ITV and the BBC. The full, knowledgable narration guides you along the route, explaining the sights we see and telling the story of how the railway was built and subsequently brought back to life. With five cameras mounted around the Bayer-Garratt locomotive there's plenty to observe, and our use of High Definition cameras ensures the best picture quality whether you're watching on DVD or Bluray.

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey on board the Welsh Highland Railway, and enjoy the magical experience of riding on the footplate of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive through some of the most beautiful parts of Wales.

free bonus extra

As a special bonus extra, we've re-interpreted the famous 1952 BBC film of London to Brighton to bring you Porthmadog to Caernarfon in four minutes, viewed from the ideal spot on the locomotive. It gives a superb condensed view of the journey, and is the perfect way to gain an understanding of the countryside this beautiful railway passes through.