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In Germany, 2017

This Orenstein & Koppel 0-8-0 tender locomotive (builder's number 12518 of 1934) originated in East Germany where it ran as Deutsche Reichsbahn 99 3462. It was owned by the Vale of Rheidol Equipment Co Ltd (J.Snell and associates) and was stored at Boston Lodge on the Ffestiniog Railway from 11 May 1972 to 11 December 1978 when it departed for the Dampfkleinbahn Mühlenstroth, Gütersloh, West Germany.[1][2]

Whilst at Boston Lodge, it received the nickname Bimmelbahn.

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  1. ^ Bradley, Vic (1993) [1992]. Industrial Locomotives of North Wales. London: Industrial Railway Society. ISBN 0-9010-9672-5. OCLC 27769657.
  2. ^ Gurley, Norman F. (1980). Narrow Gauge Steam Out of Portmadoc. Truro, Cornwall, England: D Bradford Barton. ISBN 0-85153-380-9. OCLC 16483893.