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Rebuilding Bagnall 3050 Registered Charity Number 1171674

The orignal work to rebuild Gelert started when Gelert arrived Fresh from the Rustenberg Platinum Mines, No 4 and was unloaded at the Welsh Highland Railway in 1982.

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7 Years later and nothing much has happened, apart from being painted Black, and moved into No1 Road.

The Locomotive in front is its sister from Rustenberg No3, Bagnal 3023.

Some time later, and the boiler is placed into a Hudson Bogie Wagon.

For its first Steam test. Happily this test was past, and restoration continued.

Having made repairs to the boiler, the next major job is re-tubing it.

Sitting in No5 Road at Gelerts Farm (now occupied by fellow exSouth African locomotive NG15 No 120) No 4 looks very forlorn.

Fresh from the Rustenberg Platinum Mines, No 4 is unloaded at the Welsh Highland Railway in 1982.

Fresh from the Rustenberg Platinum Mines, No 4 is unloaded at the Welsh Highland Railway in 1982.

Another 2 years and a lot has happened, stripped down the frames are seen inside the 'Big Shed' at Gelert's Farm.

Fresh from the Rustenberg Platinum Mines, No 4 is unloaded at the Welsh Highland Railway in 1982.

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.

Contact Details:
  • Gelert Trust
  • c/o: Welsh Highland Railway Ltd
  • Tremadog Road
  • Porthmadog
  • LL49 9DY
  • Email:info@whhr.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01766 513402.
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