RailPictures.Net Photo: Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0 T at Porthmadog, United Kingdom by Georg Trüb
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» Ffestiniog Railway (more..)
» Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0 T (more..)
» Boston Lodge (more..)
» Porthmadog, United Kingdom (more..)
» November 04, 2019
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» Georg Trüb (more..)
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Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0 T steamlocomotive "Merddin Emrys" of the Ffestiniog Railway is pulling a very long photo charter freight over the cob (dam) between Porthmadog and Boston Lodge. A Double Fairlie is a steam locomotive built to the Fairlie's Patent design of Robert Francis Fairlie using two articulated power bogies, one at each end of the engine. "Merddin Emrys" was the first locomotive to be built by the Festiniog Railway Company in its own workshops at Boston Lodge and the third FR Double Fairlie. Merddin Emrys was built in 1879 to the design of George Percival Spooner and has spent its entire working life on the Festiniog Railway. When the railway closed in 1946 Merddin was the only double engine still available for service. Merddin was returned to service in 1961 and has been much rebuilt since. It was reboilered in 1970 and converted to oil burning in 1973. The locomotive was rebuilt again in 1988 when the opportunity was taken to give it a more heritage style appearance. In 2007, as part of the FR's fuel diversification process, the locomotive reverted to coal firing. Merddin Emrys is named after a legendary Welsh wizard (more often spelled Myrddin Emrys) who later became the basis for the wizard Merlin of Arthurian legend.
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