"Russell" on the Welsh Highland

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James Foster/Harry Nichols

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Only one original Welsh Highland Railway locomotive has survived into the preservation era. It has been restored and works on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway which has had a checkered history with the Ffestiniog-owned Welsh Highland Railway. Happily, those days are behind the railways now and that locomotive, a Hunslet built 2-6-2 tank named "Russell", was to run a series of trains over the modern Welsh Highland Railway during a "WHR Past, Present & Future" event from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June 2019. Running in "top 'n tail" formation with the oldest working Ffestiniog locomotive "Prince", we see it making its move onto the head of the train at Peny-y-Mount Junction where the two railways come together and then further up the line just beyond Pont Croesor with "Prince" at the back.

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