SH5941 : Welsh Highland Railway 87 at Pont Croesor station

taken 7 years ago, near to Prenteg, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Welsh Highland Railway 87 at Pont Croesor station
Welsh Highland Railway 87 at Pont Croesor station, taken 7 years ago
87 runs round its train at the temporary southern terminus of the WHR.
This is one of 4 similar Garratt articulated steam locomotives used on the WHR, which were built for South African Railways. This one was built in Belgium in 1936. See LinkExternal link .
They are believed to be the most powerful 2 foot gauge steam locomotives ever built and are clearly suited for hauling heavy trains over the steep gradients and tight curves of the WHR.
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2010
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Wednesday, 11 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 September, 2010
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Railway (narrow gauge)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5919 4130 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.0329N 4:5.8383W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5919 4130
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