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K1 at Caernarfon

K1 was the world's first Garratt locomotive. It was built by Beyer Peacock for the North East Dundas Tramway in Tasmania, Australia. After withdrawal in Tasmania it was purchased by Beyer Peacock for their museum collection. It later came to the Festiniog Railway, from where it was loaned for display in the National Railway Museum.

The rebuilding of the Welsh Highland Railway provided somewhere where K1 could run again and, starting in 1995, it was rebuilt as the flagship locomotive of the revived railway. The rebuild was completed in 2004 and after a period of testing it began hauling passengers in 2006. (more...)