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Gwilli Railway 1

On the Gwilli railway

 

Welsh Guardsman" was built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn of Newcastle on Tyne in 1944 and was delivered new to the War Department.

In 1947, she was sold to the National Coal Board to work in Northumberland, from where she was then transferred to Cynheidre Colliery near Llanelli. From 1976 until 1980 she was kept as a source of spares at Pontarddulais, before being saved by the Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum.

On arrival at Bronwydd Arms, parts from other locomotives were transferred: the loco has the boiler from Hunslet No. 3822 and the cab and tank of Bagnall No 2758 of 1944.

The locomotive carries its war department number 71516 and was named "Welsh Guardsman" in a special ceremony at Bronwydd Arms. Following an overhaul at Llangollen the locomotive is now privately owned by Felinfoel Brewery and was rededicated at a ceremony at Bronwydd Arms on 9th June 2014.

Gwilli Railway 1

On the Gwilli railway

 

Welsh Guardsman" was built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn of Newcastle on Tyne in 1944 and was delivered new to the War Department.

In 1947, she was sold to the National Coal Board to work in Northumberland, from where she was then transferred to Cynheidre Colliery near Llanelli. From 1976 until 1980 she was kept as a source of spares at Pontarddulais, before being saved by the Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum.

On arrival at Bronwydd Arms, parts from other locomotives were transferred: the loco has the boiler from Hunslet No. 3822 and the cab and tank of Bagnall No 2758 of 1944.

The locomotive carries its war department number 71516 and was named "Welsh Guardsman" in a special ceremony at Bronwydd Arms. Following an overhaul at Llangollen the locomotive is now privately owned by Felinfoel Brewery and was rededicated at a ceremony at Bronwydd Arms on 9th June 2014.

comments (9)

It looks almost alive...
Bill Phillips: It lives and breathes...you could never get that from a Toyota hybrid grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Sep 2018, 04:21
What a gorgeous toy!
Bill Phillips: We could take it in turns to be fireman and driver
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Sep 2018, 06:39
Oh, I am totally confused!
Bill Phillips: She has had an interesting life Philine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Sep 2018, 06:41
It is alive Larry, just look at the glow from the fire.

This is very evocative, I can almost smell the distinctive footplate mixture of sulphur, steam & oil..
Bill Phillips: Quite right. There is something I particularly like about little tank engines. Perhaps it is the childhood influence of Thomas and Percy grin
Magnifique ...
Impressionnant dans sa conception
Merci
Bill Phillips: Stram locomotives are alive!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England.
  • 1 Sep 2018, 09:51
Actually this is a lovely image lots of dirty greasy muck and the ubiquitous white engine drivers tea pot.
Bill Phillips: Thank you comrade
A fine cab shot, she has quite a history. This is one railway I haven't got to as yet.
Bill Phillips: It is worth a visit Brian
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Sep 2018, 18:04
An interesting history; technically it an be classed s a"new" locomotive as it was built from bits of others. The tea can is in its traditional place.
Bill Phillips: Haha it has had a few transplants
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 3 Sep 2018, 15:35
that's quite a history

a fine shot of so many details
Bill Phillips: Thanks. I am very fond of old steam locomotives

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