Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

December 12th 2011

Lyd steams on coal!

The loco, originally oil-fired - ran for the first time on a gloomy Monday afternoon, first across the Cob and then up to Minffordd. Further trials with test trains will follow this week to ascertain what improvement the change of fuel has made to steaming performance.

This is the first time a coal-fired L&B loco has run since Lew hauled the L&B demolition train in 1936.

Note that the fireman's shovel still carries the price tag...

Checkout the video here

General Manager Paul Lewin checks Lyd's fire.

Chris Harrison and his brand new shovel.
Fireman's side coal bunker.

Leaving Harbour Station.
Heading for Minffordd.

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