GRAHAM Fairhurst’s newly restored Baldwin ‘10-12-D’ 4-6-0T WDLR No. 608 (picture, RM Nov) undertook a test run to Welsh Highland Railway’s (WHR) Pont Croesor on November 1, accompanied by 4wDM Upnor Castle.
This was the first time that a ‘10-12-D’ had steamed on WHR metals since 1937.
No. 608 ran to Beddgelert on November 3 during a charter also involving Welsh Highland Heritage Railway’s Hunslet 2-6-2T Russell. England 0-4-0STT Prince provided vacuum train braking for No. 608.
An afternoon effort to continue to Rhyd Ddu was aborted when No. 608’s bearings ran hot.
The motion was dismantled and the Baldwin hauled back to Boston Lodge by Prince.
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