Walking Britain's Lost Railways Wales (2018) HD online
Category: TV Episode
The lost line from Ruabon to Barmouth on the coast represents a sea change in how ordinary Victorian working families were granted affordable access to the strange new landscape and language of the beautiful Welsh heartlands. Having hunted out the start of this now lost line in the overgrowth, Rob takes a memorable trip across the 'Stream in the Sky' at the breath-taking Pontcysyllte Aquaduct. Heading into town along the waterside through the grounds of the romantic residence of the Ladies of Llangollen, Rob meets the enthusiasts who have revived a remarkable 10 miles of stunning heritage railway line into Corwen. As the landscape opens up to reveal Lake Bala, Rob is invited to canoe the water. Here he learns how the railways contributed to the suppression of the Welsh language in the 1800's through some remarkably cruel methods. It's with this in mind that Rob continues on into Dolgellau using a second heritage line along the shores of the lake. Here he meets a local harpist and ...