One of The Great Little Trains of Wales

Fairbourne Steam Railway Limited is the trading subsidiary of The North Wales Coast Light Railway Limited

Registered Charity Number 1127261 Registered in England and Wales



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One of The Great Little Trains of Wales

Fairbourne Steam Railway Limited is the trading subsidiary of The North Wales Coast Light Railway Limited

Registered Charity Number 1127261 Registered in England and Wales



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Our Engines

YEO

Constructed by David Curwen in 1978 as a 2-6-2T and formerly named Jubilee was inspired by the Manning Wardle locomotives used by the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in Devon, although Walschaerts rather than the Joy valve gear on the prototype was fitted.


RUSSELL

Unlike the loco on which it was based is a 2-6-4T built in 1979 by Milner Engineering originally as a scaled down copy of a Leek and manifold locomotive and named Elaine but was re-built in its present form based on a Welsh Highland Railway Hunslet in 1985 at Fairbourne.


SHERPA

Formerly named France was built as a 0-4-0ST plus tender by Milner Engineering in 1978 and is based on the Class B Sharp Stewart locomotives of the Darjeeling Himalaya Railway.


BEDDGELERT

Built as a 0-6-4ST in 1979 by David Curwen and formerly named David Curwen is based on the locomotive Beddgelert that ran on the original North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway, a forerunner of the Welsh Highland Railway, between 1878 and 1906.


TONY

Was originally built in 1961 as a 15 inch gauge 4w-4wPH by G&S Light Engineering as Sylvia but was rebuilt at Fairbourne in 1984 as a diesel powered loco and renamed Lilian Walter, re-gauged to 12 ¼ inch gauge in 1985, then rebuilt as Tony to re-enter service in 2013.


GWRIL

Is the third locomotive to carry the name and was constructed as a 2 feet gauge Hunslet diesel built in 1994 and after working as an industrial loco in London and Singapore came to Fairbourne to be re-built as our 12 ¼ inch gauge workhorse, entering service in 2009.


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Beddgelert is currently out of service and

is waiting restoration  to find out more


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