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A 0-4-0 Port Class saddle tank built by Hunslet Engine Co. Ltd., Leeds, England in 1922 (works no. 1429) Built for Dinorwic Slate Quarries Co. Ltd., Port Dinorwic, Caernarvonshire, North Wales. Similar in style to the 'Quarry' Hunslets but fitted with a cab for shunting use at the quay side. Originally named 'No 1'.

Renamed 'Lady Joan' in 1930, and then back to 'No 1' in 1950's. By 1961, she was back in Gilfach Ddu workshops at Llanberis being modified for use within quarry, this included removal of cab, fitting wooden dumb buffers removal of handrail round chimney and resoration of standard chimney (12" shorter).
Lady Joan
Purchased by TL Barber, Flitwick, Bedfordshire in 1967. following the closure of the quarries, Overhauled at Gower's of Bedford, regauged to 60cm by Hunslet's, cab and sprung buffers refitted. Moved to Woburn Abbey Parkland Railway, Bedfordshire, in 1968. Then moved to Overstone Solarium, Nr Sywell, Northants 1969, then Pleasurerail Ltd, Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire in 1971, then Knebworth West Park & Wintergreen Railway, Knebworth Park, Nr Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Lady Joan is now privately owned and kept at BWLR
'Lady Joan' resting at Stony Shawm, photo courtesy of Tim Gregson @


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