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LYN Latest 26th July:

The new safety valves have now been fitted and the boiler inspection completed. Test runs with LYN are continuing.

Don't forget - new-build - and the UK's most advanced narrow-gauge steam engine - Baldwin 2-4-2 locomotive ‘Lyn’ is to star at Welsh Highland Railway Super Power

We are pleased to confirm that LYN - the World's newest steam loco - will be the star attraction at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Super Power Gala which takes place on September 14th – 16th inclusive.

LYN will be based on the northern section of the Welsh Highland at Dinas hauling special trains between Caernarfon and Rhyd Ddu.

This visit to North Wales will be LYN’s first trip away from her home base at Woody By Station in North Devon.

F&WHR General Manager Paul Lewin comments: “We’re indebted to our friends at the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and the 762 Club for allowing us to borrow LYN. We’ve always had a very close and productive relationship with the L&B and this will hopefully continue.”

It should be stressed that LYN will not be double-heading with fellow L&B loco and F&WHR resident LYD whilst she is in North Wales.

All being well the inaugural double-heading of these two iconic L&B locos will take place in Devon during our Autumn Gala September 29th - 30th - the 83rd anniversary of the closure of the railway in September 1935.

Perchance it is Awake!

Photo Credit: Jerry Bird

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