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The new James Spooner under construction

The new James Spooner will be the seventh locomotive to be built by the Ffestiniog Railway Company in its own workshops at Boston Lodge, and the seventh FR Double Fairlie. The building of the new locomotive was announced in 2016, with an anticipated completion date of 2020. It will be a replacement for Earl of Merioneth. This locomotive takes its name from an earlier FR engine which was named after the company's first manager.

Here the frames are seen under construction at Boston Lodge in July 2019.

Photo credit: Paul Shenton.