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Prince No. 2


Prince is the oldest working engine on the Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway in Wales and also the oldest engine in regular service in the world! One of the first four locos built for the FR, in 1863, originally he had side tanks but was rebuilt to his current shape in 1892, with a large saddle tank.

These locos were designed to haul 50 tons of empty slate wagons uphill at 10 mph, but has now proved capable of much more than that.

Prince is seen here at the York Railway Museum where he provided rides on a specially laid 2ft gauge line for the 2004 Railfest.


Prince No. 2


Prince is the oldest working engine on the Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway in Wales and also the oldest engine in regular service in the world! One of the first four locos built for the FR, in 1863, originally he had side tanks but was rebuilt to his current shape in 1892, with a large saddle tank.

These locos were designed to haul 50 tons of empty slate wagons uphill at 10 mph, but has now proved capable of much more than that.

Prince is seen here at the York Railway Museum where he provided rides on a specially laid 2ft gauge line for the 2004 Railfest.


comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jul 2009, 00:19
Sweet little thing - I like the ageing effect you've given the picture
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, it seemed to work with the image, appreciate the comment.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 22 Jul 2009, 03:50
Nice treatment, Les! Is this a steam locomotive, given its age? What did it run on?

Very well done and documented here.
Les Auld: It was coal, converted to Diesel and then back to coal, thanks for the comment Kay.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Jul 2009, 06:04
Marvelous piece of working history Les
Les Auld: One of the best around Zed, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jul 2009, 07:21
The Talking Train goes to my likeys.
Les Auld: Glad you like it Louis, thanks for the comment.
What a wonderful picture Les...love the processing for this great old timer. Well done.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jul 2009, 15:28
Love this treatment Les and great piece of history lesson smile
Les Auld: Can't beat a bit of history Savo, thanks for the comment.
Great little engine Les and your treatment works perfectly
Les Auld: It is a grand engine Bill, really looks the part in its maroon livery. Thanks for the comment.

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