15 June 1970 - 5 February 1972
Following the Britannia Bridge fire on 23 May 1970 the Isle of Anglesey was cut off from the mainland for rail services. At that time Holyhead was important for freight services especially for the freightliner trains that had been introduced only a few years previously. Freightliner trains were seen as the future for British rail freight. The damage to the bridge meant that it would be many months before trains could use it again. The solution was to reopen Caernarvon as a freight station. The infrastructure was still in place and there was enough space to load and unload containers. Caernarvon was brought back into use on 15 June 1970. It was used until 5 February 1972.
The following photographs were taken in July 1971 during the period when Caernarvon was in use as a temporary railhead for Holyhead.