The Vale of Rheidol Railway is a Great British Railway Journey
Visitors to an to the railway on 18th September were surprised to find a celebrity travelling amongst them.
Former MP Michael Portillo was filming an episode of the popular BBC series 'Great British Railway Journeys' following his 'Bradshaw's Guide' and taking in the spectacular scenery of the Vale of Rheidol. The programme is due to be shown during 2013.
The train called at the newly restored Capel Bangor station where volunteers were hard at work painting the replica station building and local primary school children were busy tending the new allotment and gardens.
During the journey, Michael interviewed Vale of Rheidol Railway Chairman Peter Rampton about the history of the line and the extensive restoration work that has been undertaken since the railway was privatised by British Rail. He also interviewed a number of passengers on board the train.
Whilst at Devil's Bridge, there was time for photographs and a few autographs before Michael and the team headed to the Mynach Falls.