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The last avail­able Pen­rhyn Quarry Rail­way lo­co­mo­tives ex­ported to the United States and Canada in 1965 are back in the UK. Hun­slet 0-4-0ST Nesta and Bar­clay 0-4-0WT Ce­gin passed through sev­eral hands be­fore be­ing sold for a pro­posed mu­seum in Puerto Rico, around 1989. They ar­rived back on home soil in May. It took seven years of hard ne­go­ti­at­ing to se­cure Nesta (built in 1899) and Ce­gin (1931). Pho­to­graphs show them to be in rea­son­able con­di­tion, al­though they are miss­ing name and work­splates and some non-fer­rous com­po­nents. Nesta has gone into pri­vate stor­age, while Ce­gin has joined Graham Lee’s col­lec­tion at the Stat­fold Barn Rail­way, and was a bonus at­trac­tion for guests at the June 4 open day.

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