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Moelwyn

Moelwyn is a 2-4-0DM Diesel locomotive originally built for use by the French during the First World War. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia in 1918, this locomotive was originally an 0-4-0PM. It was acquired by the Festiniog Railway in the 1920s for use on shunting and other light duties.

Rebuilt in the 1950s with a front pony truck and diesel engine to improve its ride and economy it was named Moelwyn and was extensively used on engineering trains as well as providing back-up for passenger operations.

It has now been retired from front-line use and forms part of the railway's heritage fleet but it is still a useful locomotive and can often be seen in use around the railway. (more...)