CEC Tour August 2021

Page 3 - Bala – Dolgellau

1. An extract from Crosville’s route map dated April 1965 showing the Meirionydd section of the Route Tour to be covered.

2. Lloyds Primo LL09 WYN approaching the Bull in Bala High Street bound for Parc in 2009 during the period when they held the contract for route 69. (AM)

3. Arriva Cymru Leyland Lynx SLC 38, new to Colchester C T in 1989, reversing at Llanwchllyn on a westbound 94, October 1999. (AM)

4. Crosville timetable for summer 1935 for the Corwen-Dolgellau section, along with that for Dolgellau-Hermon.

5. Arriva Cymru Dart 824 between Bontnewydd and Llanfachreth on 1st March 2011 on the 1530 Dolgellau-Brithdir circular. (AM)

6. An unidentified Arriva Dart passing through the Llanfachreth arch on the 0810 Dolgellau-Brithdir-Llanfachreth circular, 4th July 2011 (AM)

7. Crosville Cymru MMM 207, new to London Country NW, negotiating the arch on the 1620 Dolgellau-Aberangell in March 1996 (AM)

8. Crosville Bedford S25 (FUN 570) at Llanfachreth in August 1952. This was ex-Williams, Marchwiel in 1951. Note the Widd board ahead of the entrance. (J P Williams)

9. Crosville Bristol MW6G SMG 456 entering Llanfachreth from Dolgellau in 1970. (AM)

10. Crosville timetables for summer 1953 including Hermon, Llanfachreth and Brithdir services. Note that 626 and 628 still have the railway station as a timing point.

11. The former terminus of route 628 at Hermon, August 1976 ; Grid Reference SH 7500 2562. (AM)

12. Taken at a long service and safe driving awards ceremony at Dolgellau depot in July 1957. An unidentified KG-type Bristol L displays the setting for 628 Hermon, which had ceased in November 1956. (Geoff Charles collection, National Library of Wales)

13. A log of the Dolgellau-Barmouth depots’ destination blinds as printed and kept at Sealand Road, showing the letter suffixes briefly used following the route renumbering in 1947. Also there is provision for the “Torrent Walk” and “Foot of Cader Idris” services that did not resume after WW2.