Welsh Highland visitors

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James Foster

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The Ffestiniog Railway's "Hunslet 125" gala held over the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June featured a wide variety of locomotives built by the Leeds company. Besides the popular "Small Quarry Hunslets" and "Linda and Blanche" there were some very unusual Hunslets. These included the very last-built engine from the original Hunslet company, 1971-built works no 3902 "Trangkil No 4" and, to an Avonside design, 1940-built no 2075 "Chaka's Kraal No. 6". These are seen double-heading a goods service to Hafod-y-Llyn. Another visitor was the Fairbourne Steam Railway's half-size replica of Hunslet 0-6-4T "Beddgelert" which rode on a flat wagon behind "Lyn" to create a "Beddgelert to Beddgelert" special working, also seen near Hafod-y-Llyn.

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