Pen­rhyn ‘Large en­gines’

Model Rail (UK) - - ‘Quarry Hunslets’ -

Di­nor­wic and Pen­rhyn Quar­ries trans­ferred their slate to their re­spec­tive ports by rail… but in two very dif­fer­ent ways. At Di­nor­wic, 1ft 10¼in gauge slate wag­ons were loaded, four at a time, onto pick-a-back wag­ons of the 4ft gauge Padarn Rail­way. They were un­loaded again and sent to the port via an in­cline. Pen­rhyn had a slightly sim­pler sys­tem: a 1ft 10¼in gauge rail­way that ran from the quarry to the port with no cum­ber­some trans­ship­ment. Mo­tive power for this rail­way was pro­vided by three 0-4-0STS, eas­ily iden­ti­fied by their bulky pro­por­tions and in­clined cylin­ders. Lo­co­mo­tive: Linda Sta­tus: Op­er­a­tional, Ffes­tin­iog Rail­way

with pony truck and ten­der Pre­served con­di­tion, In­clined cylin­ders Longer No run­ning plates Wider

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