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Celebrating these unique steam locomotives
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The orignal Beddgelert was built for the the Bryngwyn Branch on the NWNGR, which ran from Dinas to Tryfan Junction where the branch started, to serve a number of slate quarries on the slopes of Moel Tryfan The picture below shows the 12¼" Gauge Miniature locomotive "Beddgelert" built in 1979 by David Curwin for the then newly constructed North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway Ltd. The first public trains ran on the 28th March 1986, on what is now known as the Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway. The 2 mile railway runs from Fairbourne the main station to Port Penrhyn which is the station nearest Barmouth; Port Penhryn is approx ½ mile across the estuary from Barmouth.
Beddgelert arriving at Port Penhryn station, in the background is the famous Barmouth wooden bridge which carries British Rail trains across the Estuary.
Beddgelert running round the train on 22nd October 2000, preparing for the return trip.
Beddgelert departs from Port Penhryn station for the return journey to Fairbourne Station on 22nd April 2000
Beddgelert at Fairbourne station with its train, prior to the 2 mile run to Port Penhryn.
Beddgelert being prepared for the days work during steam raising outside the locomotive sheds
In the early years the locomotives was painted in Midland Red as seen at Fairbourne. Beddgelert is being checked over by her Driver before the trip to Port Penhryn


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