THE WELSH Highland Heritage Railway’s (WHHR) Hunslet 2-6-2T Russell made an historic trip from its Gelert’s Farm base onto Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) metals to steam to Beddgelert on November 25.
This was the first time Russell had steamed over the Porthmadog to Beddgelert section of WHR since 1937.
Russell hauled replica North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway carriage No. 9 (or 25) and WHHR’s ex-Vale of Rheidol brakevan, with the train constituting a gauging and inspection operation under the auspices of WHHR and Festiniog & Welsh Highland Railway (F&WHR) engineering and operating staff.
It was the longest trip undertaken by Russell since its £350,000 overhaul completed in 2014, which reinstated various as-built features.
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