This weekend has seen the second of the Steam & Industrial Trains sessions. The Apedale Valley resonated to the sounds of two steam locos – “Paddy” and “Stanhope”. The observant will notice that the loco was running minus nameplates, displaying its class name “Tattoo”. We also managed to run a number of demonstration freight trains using the large Ruston “Annie”. This is a 33/40HP Ruston, number 198297 of 1939. It spent most of its working life at an explosive works at Croesor, North Wales – a former slate mine. Hence, it seemed appropriate to use it to haul the train of restored Dinorwic slate quarry wagons.
Meanwhile, a couple of fine photo collections have come to our attention – check these here and here.
We’re running trains, with a diesel loco, until the end of October, and then it’s Santa Specials in December. As ever, get in touch here.