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Virginia was a steam pinnace which belonged to Mr. J. C. Wilkins of the Fairbourne Railway but it was reported in FRM in 1966 to have appeared in Portmadoc where Allan Garraway "managed" her. He sometimes was working aboard in the evenings. She had a two-cylinder compound steam main engine with condensing and an ex-National bus engine and generator for electrical power. She was steamed by a Merryweather boiler which had been originally paraffin fired but was converted (with the help of Boston Lodge facilities) to coal. In 1966 she had steamed out to the Fairway buoy on several occasions.


Anonymous (1966) Noises Off, Festiniog Railway Magazine No. 34 page 11.