North Wales Railway Circle
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.
Please view our photos we took on our trip below:
Marchlyn on flat wagon in Bangor Station 1964. (photo David Jones)
Goods train leaving Bangor station in 1964 with Marchlyn and other Penrhyn locomotives bound for the USA. (photo David Jones)
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)
No.4 Trangkil heads a train including the flat wagon carrying Marchlyn at Statfold Barn 17th Sept 2011 (photo Brian Bollington)
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)
Busy shed scene at Statfold Barn 17th Sept 2011 (photo Brian Bollington)
Mixed gauge track work at Statfold Barn (photo Brian Bollington)
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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