de Winton

  • Watkin returns to Caernarfon

    Watkin returns to Caernarfon



    DE Winton 0-4-0VBT Watkin was moved into a display location in Welsh Highland Railway’s new £3million Caernarfon station at the beginning of April.  The 1893-built locomotive was built at De Winton’s Caernarfon works on the waterfront, just yards from the new station.   After working on the Penmaenmawr granite quarries’ jetty it became derelict by…

  • King’s Cross to go narrow gauge for spring half-term

    King’s Cross to go narrow gauge for spring half-term



    TWO narrow gauge locomotives that once worked on slate mines in Snowdonia are to take pride of place at King’s Cross station. The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways will be bringing Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Velinheli and de Winton vertical-boilered locomotive Chaloner for display at the station’s ticket hall from February 16-24. The railway has previously…

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