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Bagnall 3050

Rustenberg Platinum Mines No. 4
Welsh Highland Railway 'Gelert'


History of Bagnall 3050

Rebuilding of Bagnall 3050

10 Year overhaul starts Autumn 2000

Gelert goes to Dinas September 2004


Gelert is named after the legendary dog of Prince Llewelyn.
Click here for the famous story of  Prince Llewelyn, his dog, and the naming of Beddgelert.



WG Bagnal No 3050 was built in 1953 for the Rustenberg Platinum Mines. Hear it is seen at Birkenhead Docks prior to being shipped to South Africa.
Bagnall 3050 was officially named 'Gelert' in 1992. Here, 'Gelert' leaves the shed at Gelerts Farm, and prepares to take a loaded train out of Porthmadog Station.
1995, and Gelert is seen at Gelerts Farm Halt, on its way to Pen-y-Mount
1997, and Andy Hughes drives Gelert and train into Porthmadog Station  
1998, and Gelert goes on holiday for 5 weeks at the South Tyndale Railway at Alston in Cumbria
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Photo Dave Hughes
Sadly Gelert failed in August 2000, with a leaky stay. As it is so close to the end its 10 year boiler certificate, it may be some time before Gelert goes again.

Seen hear, the bunkers have been emptied, firebars removed, and lastly, water is drained from the boiler. 

 

Gelert Returns to Traffic Aug 03
"Also available in Blue" !
June 04, Gelert shows off the new blue coat of paint.
October 05, Gelert becomes the first steam loco to cross Penmount Crossing in almost 70 years,

This page is maintained by Andrew Goodwin, Part-owner of Bagnal 3050 'Gelert'


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Andrew Goodwin 1997-2005
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