A VINTAGE train has returned to a heritage railway site ahead of its appearance at a number of weekend trips from Caernarfon to Rhyd-ddu.

The ‘K1’ arrived back at Dinas railway station in Gwynedd on Tuesday, September 14, and was the world’s first Garratt, a type of steam locomotive invented by British engineer Herbert William Garratt.

It will be part of the Welsh Highland Railway Society AGM Weekend, to be held from September 17-19.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (WHR) wrote in a Facebook post: “Yes, 'K1' is back on WHR rails, having arrived at Dinas late on Tuesday afternoon.

“We're busy getting the loco ready for its starring role on this weekend's special trains (for society members on Friday, for the general public on Saturday and Sunday).

“We still have a limited number of tickets available for the Saturday and Sunday trains, so don't miss the opportunity to travel behind this elegant locomotive - the world's first Garratt!”

The 'K1' special trips this weekend are as follows:

Saturday, September 18:

• Caernarfon to Rhyd-ddu and return (9am start, 11.30am arrival)

• Caernarfon to Rhyd-ddu and return (12.15pm start, 4.45pm arrival)

Sunday, September 19:

• Caernarfon to Rhyd-ddu and return (12.15pm start, 4.45pm arrival)

You can book your tickets by visiting: www.fareharbor.com/embeds/book/festrail/items/325880/calendar/2021/09.

Further details of the weekend's trains are available at: www.facebook.com/festrail/photos/a.282327925715/10165647639725716.