Llanfair

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Llanfair
Home Railway WHR
Original Railway Penmaenmawr Granite Quaries
Status Museum collection
History
Built 1895
Technical
Wheel Arrangement 0-4-0VBT
Locomotives

Llanfair is a 3 ft gauge De Winton 0-4-0VBT built in 1895 for use in the Penmaenmawr granite quarries. This interesting type of locomotive, used in many North Wales slate quarries, was built in Caernarfon at works opposite the Welsh Highland Railway terminus and was obtained for museum display in the sealed bid auction following the closure of the Gloddfa Ganol collection; it is believed that the ex-Penrhyn loco Kathleen would have been preferred, but a higher bid was made. Llanfair remains in Dinas Goods Shed and formed part of the temporary museum display there. It is intended that the loco may eventually be displayed at Caernarfon Station as and when development there offers a suitable location.

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