…WHILE ‘2MT’ IS RE­UNITED WITH CAM­BRIAN DRIVER

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Vis­it­ing Ivatt ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 No. 46521 was re­united with a for­mer driver to round off the Llan­gollen Rail­way’s ‘Along Cam­brian Lines II’ gala.

Terry Lloyd, a for­mer Pen­maen­pool driver, stepped back onto the foot­plate of the Great Cen­tral Rail­way-based ‘Mogul’ at Llan­gollen sta­tion on Oc­to­ber 14, the fi­nal day of the three-day event.

Dur­ing 1963 and 1964,

No. 46521 was nom­i­nally al­lo­cated to Machyn­l­leth but was of­ten found at Pen­maen­pool shed for work­ing the shut­tle ser­vice from Dol­gel­lau to Bar­mouth. It hauled the fi­nal 2.55pm Bar­mouth-Bala train on Jan­uary 16 1965, with det­o­na­tors laid on the track at Dol­gel­lau and Bont­newydd, and a black flag fly­ing at half-mast at Pen­maen­pool.

An­other ‘re­union’ took place as GWR ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 7714, from the Sev­ern Val­ley Rail­way, re­turned to its for­mer home area af­ter a 60-year ab­sence. The pan­nier was al­lo­cated to Birken­head from 1937 to 1958, then moved briefly to Wrex­ham be­fore with­drawal and sale to the Na­tional Coal Board in 1959.

Res­i­dent ‘Large Prairie’

No. 5199, ‘64XX’ No. 6430 and BR ‘4MT’ 2-6-4T No. 80072 also took turns on a va­ri­ety of recre­ated branch line, lo­cal and mixed trains.

MATTHEW COL­LIER

for­mer Pen­maen­pool driver terry Lloyd on the foot­plate of Ivatt ‘2Mt’ 2‑6‑0 no. 46521 at Llan­gollen sta­tion on the evening of Oc­to­ber 14.

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