Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum

Charles, built in Leeds by Hunslet in 1882.  This locomotive was in service until 1956, operating on the Penrhyn Railway hauling empty slate wagons back up from Port Penrhyn to Penrhyn Quarry.

Charles, built in Leeds by Hunslet in 1882. This locomotive was in service until 1956, operating on the Penrhyn Railway hauling empty slate wagons back up from Port Penrhyn to Penrhyn Quarry.

Date

16 May 2015
Location

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

SH 60286 71950; 53.22615°N, 4.09433°W

Information

Further Reading

Penrhyn Castle

Charles

Charles

Charles

Charles

Charles

Charles

Penrhyn Saloon Coach, built c 1882.    Private coach for the use of visitors, officials and members of Lord Penrhyn's family.

Penrhyn Saloon Coach, built c 1882. Private coach for the use of visitors, officials and members of Lord Penrhyn’s family.

Fullersite, finely ground waste slate used in a number of applications, such as the manufacture of roofing felt, paint, and polishing powder.

Fullersite, finely ground waste slate used in a number of applications, such as the manufacture of roofing felt, paint, and polishing powder.

Fullersite

Fullersite

Kettering Furnaces No 3  Built for three-foot gauge track, this small saddle-tank locomotive was built in Gateshead by Black Hawthorn in 1885 and operated in Northamptonshire hauling iron-ore trains from various quarries to the ironworks at Kettering.

Kettering Furnaces No 3 Built for three-foot gauge track, this small saddle-tank locomotive was built in Gateshead by Black Hawthorn in 1885 and operated in Northamptonshire hauling iron-ore trains from various quarries to the ironworks at Kettering.

Kettering Furnaces No 3

Kettering Furnaces No 3

Kettering Furnaces No 3

Kettering Furnaces No 3

No 1  Built in Glasgow by Neilson & Co in 1870 operated at Beckton Gas Works in London for the Gas Light and Coke Company and North Thames Gas Board.  It was previously known as Alderman and then Lord Mayor.

No 1 Built in Glasgow by Neilson & Co in 1870, operated at Beckton Gas Works in London, which was one of the largest in Europe, for the Gas Light and Coke Company and North Thames Gas Board. It was previously known as Alderman and then Lord Mayor. The locomotive served on the site’s 70 miles of track, transporting workers, coal and coal tar.

No 1

No 1

No 1

No 1

Hawarden

Hawarden Built in Leeds by Hudswell Clarke in 1899 for the Globe Ironworks in Stalybridge, Cheshire, where it served for 64 years.

Vesta

Vesta Side-tank locomotive, built in Leeds by Hudswell Clarke in 1916 for John Summers Steelworks in Shotton.

Vesta

Vesta

Vesta

Vesta

Fire Queen

Fire Queen Manufactured by Horlock & Co in Kent and delivered to the Dinorwic Quarry Railway in 1848, Fire Queen was superseded by a more modern locomotive in 1882.

Fire Queen

Fire Queen

Fire Queen

Fire Queen

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14 thoughts on “Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum

  1. so engines also get names like ships? Charles is a good name for an engine hehe 🙂
    I’d definitely try the Penrhyn Saloon Coach … look at that , must be comfy…
    lovely details!!

    • Yes, that’s right, they do have names too! The plush comfort of the boss’s coach provides quite a contrast to the bone-shaking, hand- or foot-powered railway carts used by the workers.

  2. A fine set of intimate cameos of one of my favourite museums. Charles is wonderful to see, as unlike his two sisters, he hasn’t been modernised and altered- it’s nice to see these original details.

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