The Earl at Rocket 150

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 16th December 2011 by Liam Physick

Here we see The Earl, a narrow-gauge locomotive based on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, a heritage railway in Powys. The Railway was opened in 1903, and became part of the Great Western Railway in the 1923 Grouping (and thus, subsequently, the Western Region of British Railways). It closed to passengers in 1931, and completely in 1956, but was reopened by preservationists in 1963. The Earl, built and lanched in 1902, was the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway’s No. 1: along with No. 2 The Countess, it is one of only two original locomotives still on the line. Here, it is being hauled on the Grand Cavalcade on a truck, since its narrow gauge means it cannot run on the rails

The Earl at Rocket 150

Tagged under: steam locomotives, rocket 150, wagons, goods, british rail, passengers, trucks, tank locomotives, freight, grand cavalcade

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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