Heritage Railway

Return of the Mountain King

LEGENDARY original Welsh Highland Railway flagship Russell has returned to the upper reaches of the route, 81 years on.

The Hunslet 2-6-2T, which dates from 1906 and which is the only surviving locomotive from the original line, successfully completed a gauging and inspection run on November 25 from the Gelert’s Farm, Porthmadog base of its owner the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, over part of the WHR ‘main line’ which it had not visited since 1937. On

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