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Marchlyn’s Return

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Members of the N.W.R.C. were pleasantly surprised when on a Circle trip to visit Statfold Barn, the home of Hunslet, on Saturday the 17th September 2011.  Riding on a flat wagon in a mixed train formation was “Marchlyn” a former Avonside built Penrhyn Quarry locomotive.

Marchlyn had been sold and sent to the USA in 1964.  Particularly pleased to see Marchlyn was Circle member David Jones, a former Penrhyn Quarry apprentice who, in 1964, took photos of the locomotive departing from Bangor Station, North Wales on a flat wagon on the first leg of her journey to the USA.

Despite the odd rain shower the weather ensured a good day for photography and riding trains on the private railway that displayed a good number of locomotives in steam.

http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/

Please view our photos we took on our trip below:

Marchlyn on flat wagon

Marchlyn on flat wagon in Bangor Station 1964. (photo David Jones)

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Goods train leaving Bangor station in 1964 with Marchlyn and other Penrhyn locomotives bound for the USA. (photo David Jones)

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Marchlyn sits on a flat wagon at Statfold Barn on 17th September 2011 reminiscent of David Jones’ 1964 picture in Bangor Station. (photo Brian Bollington)

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No.4 Trangkil heads a train including the flat wagon carrying Marchlyn at Statfold Barn 17th Sept 2011  (photo Brian Bollington)

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SBR 0-6-0 saddle tank No.1 Harrogate and Fowler built  0-4-2T Saccharine pass on the loop at Statfold 17th Sept 2011  (photo Brian Bollington)

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Busy shed scene at Statfold Barn 17th Sept 2011  (photo Brian Bollington)

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Mixed gauge track work at Statfold Barn  (photo Brian Bollington)

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Hunslet Quarry class loco Statfold and No.14 Sragi wait to double head a train out while Trangkil No.4 goes on shed.  (photo Brian Bollington)

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  • Super User Monday, 26 September 2011

    I realy like the pictures

  • Super User Wednesday, 05 October 2011

    Yes the pictures are great

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