BALA LAUNCH A SUC­CESS

Steam Railway (UK) - - Narrow Gauce -

Phil Ma­son’s Kerr, Stu­art 0-4-0T was suc­cess­fully launched into traf­fic at the Bala Lake Rail­way on May 14. Be­fore the first de­par­ture from Llanuwch­llyn, Peter Kent Ma­son, Phil’s fa­ther, un­veiled the name­plate and poured cham­pagne over a buf­fer. Al­though is less pow­er­ful than the BLR’s res­i­dent Hun­slet 0-4-0STs, tri­als haul­ing six car­riages and a diesel had been un­der­taken with­out dif­fi­culty. In ad­di­tion to ad­just­ing the plat­form edges at Llanuwch­llyn and Bala to ac­com­mo­date greater width, the wa­ter tank

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