Once I returned to my desk after our wander round the grounds I realised from the e-mails that started arriving that a few of you were interested in finding out more about our railway Halt. You are probably gathering now from my posts that it doesn't take much to distract me from whatever I'm meant to be doing and so I did a quick search on Google and found a few references to the Plas y Nant Halt. As I've mentioned previously, I don't know how I'd cope without Google for finding things out, "I'll Google it" has become my catchphrase. In fact I think I might hire myself out as a researcher, if any of you want to know anything about absolutely anything just let me know and I'll Google it for you! Anyway, here I am getting distracted now about Google and not getting to the point of this post.
After reading through a few articles I'd found on the net and piecing together information I'd received in e-mails I realised that the construction of the Plas y Nant Halt was only possible due to the generosity of the Plasites. Apparently when the Welsh Highland Railway started the work to reopen the line from Caernarfon it became clear that there wasn't enough money to reopen the Halt. Therefore the Plasites decided to raise the money themselves, the Halt was constructed and officially reopened on 15th May 2005. So as the title of this post states - never underestimate the power of the Plasites.
I found the following website which has some lovely photos of the Grand Opening of the Plas y Nant Halt and no doubt someone will please tell me who the gentleman is cutting the ribbon!