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Beyer-Garratt NG143


The Welsh Highland Railway runs from Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu in the Snowdonia National Park and is currently being extended through the mountains to Portmadoc to join the Ffestiniog Railway.

The main engines to operate on the railway are four Beyer-Garratt engines from South Africa.

NG143 was originally order by the Tsumeb Copper Corporation in 1958 from the Beyer Garratt company in Manchester, it eventually turned up on South African Railways and then found its way to the Welsh Highland Railway in 1998.

NG143 is seen here at the station in Rhyd Ddu having just run around it's train before heading back to Caernarfon.

Beyer-Garratt NG143


The Welsh Highland Railway runs from Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu in the Snowdonia National Park and is currently being extended through the mountains to Portmadoc to join the Ffestiniog Railway.

The main engines to operate on the railway are four Beyer-Garratt engines from South Africa.

NG143 was originally order by the Tsumeb Copper Corporation in 1958 from the Beyer Garratt company in Manchester, it eventually turned up on South African Railways and then found its way to the Welsh Highland Railway in 1998.

NG143 is seen here at the station in Rhyd Ddu having just run around it's train before heading back to Caernarfon.

comments (6)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Jul 2009, 05:00
Took me a while to work out which end is which and to be honest l am still not sure
Les Auld: Goes either way just the same Zed, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2009, 08:02
Lovely shot Les: I've just gotta go there!
Les Auld: And take your camera as well Chris, thanks for the comment.
I have never seen a Beyer Garratt Engine in the flesh. Looks worth a visit one day
Les Auld: Well worth it, I would have liked to see the LMS Beyer Garrats, I well remember building the Airfix OO gauge kit of them. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Jul 2009, 09:44
Great looking train
Les Auld: It is indeed Zed, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2009, 11:02
I haven't a clue about such things as types of engines, but this one certainly looks very well maintained and cared for.
Les Auld: Just rebuilt Ellie and a grand engine to boot, thanks for the comment.
We were in Porthmadog in June...and we saw the newly laid rails running through the streets. It all makes sence now. I didnt know they were joining the two networks together. It surely is a place to visit soon. Nice shot of this engine too Les.
Les Auld: It will be indeed Ron, thanks for the comment.

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