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Date modified11-Mar-17 09:07
46222 1962-08-04  Llandudno Junction

46222 1962-08-04 Llandudno Junction

An unusual visitor to North Wales on 4th August 1962 was Polmadie’s 46222 Queen Mary departing from Platform 4 at Llandudno Junction with the 9.20am Crewe-Holyhead, which was regularly used to test locomotives that were ex-works at Crewe. It had completed a Heavy General repair in Crewe Works on 28th July and would have been working from Crewe North for a few days to ensure everything was in order before going back to its home shed. In the background is Conway Castle and the now sole remaining tubular bridge over the river. The photograph is taken where the current A55 goes underneath. The lines on the left run down to the quay sidings, known locally as "New York". In the 1960s an evening up freight was assembled there and caused some consternation to those not in the know when it was always referred to as the "8.10pm New York - Mold Junction goods".