RailPictures.Net Photo: Merddin Emrys Ffestiniog Railway Steam 0-4-4-0 T at Porthmadog, United Kingdom by Georg Trüb
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» Ffestiniog Railway (more..)
» Steam 0-4-4-0 T (more..)
» Tanygrisiau (more..)
» Porthmadog, United Kingdom (more..)
» November 05, 2019
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» Merddin Emrys (more..)
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» Georg Trüb (more..)
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Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0 steamlocomotive "Merddin Emrys" of the Ffestiniog Railway. The Double Fairlie was patented by Robert Francis Fairlie in 1864. He believed that conventional steam locomotives were inefficient because they wasted weight on carrying wheels and tenders. He also wanted to create a locomotive that operated equally well in forward or reverse. The resulting locomotive had every wheel driven and was symmetrical front to back. 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 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. This was a photo charter train for FarRail Tours.
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