Locomotives used on the WHR

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This page lists locomotives used on the modern Welsh Highland Railway since 1997. Locomotives used on the original WHR or its constituents are listed on a separate page.

Steam Locomotives[edit]

Loco No. Type Status Colour Notes
87 NGG16 2-6-2+2-6-2T Garratt in service SAR Black
130 NGG16 2-6-2+2-6-2T Garratt in service Burrell Plum
133 NG15 2-8-2 awaiting restoration N/A
134 NG15 2-8-2 completing restoration N/A
138 NGG16 2-6-2+2-6-2T Garratt awaiting overhaul Midland Red
140 NGG16 2-6-2+2-6-2T Garratt awaiting restoration N/A
143 NGG16 2-6-2+2-6-2T Garratt in service Brunswick Green
K1 Tasmanian K-Class 0-4-0+0-4-0T Garratt in service TGR Gloss Black Statfold Barn

It is worth noting that when a class of locos (such as NGG16s) is in use, parts up to and including boilers and complete power bogies may be (and are) changed between them, and that the identity of any given locomotive is generally that of its main frame or, in the case of Garratts, its boiler cradle. For example, the boiler which came on No.140 is now on No.143. There are also two spare boilers for this class, which will be the ones most recently removed for overhaul. The SAR took advantage of this interchangeability and the engines now on the WHR include parts from several engines now scrapped or in other ownership.

Steam locomotives acquired for the WHR but never used[edit]

Monarch was acquired from the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway with a view to being used on the WHR but it was never rebuilt and was sold back to the W&LLR.

An additional NGG16, number 109, was at one time expected to work on the WHR, but the overhaul was never completed. After some time spent stored at Dinas the privately owned locomotive was removed to Derbyshire.

Diesel Locomotives[edit]

Loco Name Type Status Notes
Castell Caernarfon Funkey B-B In Service Bogie diesel from South Africa
No. 9 Baguley 0-6-0DM In Service Australian Drewry
Bill Hunslet 4wDH In service Dinas works shunter
Ben Hunslet 4wDH under restoration

Festiniog Railway locomotives used on the WHR[edit]

A number of FR Locomotives have been used on the WHR. Before the completion of the line prominent visitors included:

Following the completion of the line most other FR locomotives have worked trains on to the WHR.

Line Cars and Self Propelled Equipment[edit]

Museum Piece[edit]

Visiting Locos[edit]

Please go to Locomotives (Visiting, WHR)

See also[edit]