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Celebrating these unique steam locomotives
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Supplied new to the Dinorwic Slate Quarry in 1902, & worked up to 1,860 feet above sea level. She was the last steam locomotive to work in a British slate quarry finishing at Dinorwic in November 1967, ending 120 years of steam in the quarries. After leaving Dinorwic she was taken to Quainton Road, near Aylesbury, for preservation. In 1975, she was purchased by Rev. Alan Cliff, then Minister of Wrexham Methodist Church, & arrived at Llanuwchllyn that December.
Holy War
Following overhaul she entered passenger service in 1979, & has worked regularly ever since, except for extensive boiler repairs 1985-1987. Holy War was purchased from Alan Cliff by the railway company in 1989, securing its long term future at Llanuwchllyn.
Holy War + Maid Marrion


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