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Meirion was a Manning Wardle 0-4-0ST (builder's number 487 of 1874) built for Joseph Locke who was a major colliery owner in and around Normanton, West Yorkshire.[1] It was a "Locke" class which was very similar to the "Woolwich" class. It worked at the Votty And Bowydd Quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog, probably around 1900, after being used at a colliery at Normanton owned by Joseph Locke. In 1913, it visited the Festiniog Railway when it was repaired at Boston Lodge workshops. The repair involved boiler and stay work and £91-6-2 was charged. The quarry complained in 1914 about the cost and the quality of the workmanship. It apparently saw little use subsequently.[2]

Principal dimensions[edit]

  • Cylinders 6in x 8 in stroke
  • Driving wheels 1ft 8 in dia
  • Wheelbase 3ft 3 in

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harman, Fred. Locomotives built by Manning Wardle: Volume 1, Narrow gauge. p. 17.
  2. ^ Bradley, Vic (1993) [1992]. Industrial Locomotives of North Wales. London: Industrial Railway Society. ISBN 0-9010-9672-5. OCLC 27769657. p.412-3