Pen-yr-Orsedd engines at Threlkeld

By Martin Creese

The annual gala at Threlkeld Quarry was held over the weekend of July 30 / 31.

Following last year’s Penrhyn Quarry-themed event the 2016 gala was going to be a challenge, but an impressive cast of visiting locomotives was assembled.

Kerr, Stuart Sirdar class 0-4-0T Diana No. 1158/1917, Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0PT Alpha and Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0WT GP39 at Threlkeld quarry. FRED KERR
Kerr, Stuart Sirdar class 0-4-0T Diana No. 1158/1917, Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0PT Alpha and Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0WT GP39 at Threlkeld quarry. FRED KERR

Phil Mason took his Kerr, Stuart Sirdar class 0-4-0T Diana No. 1158/1917, which is normally based on the Bala Lake Railway.

The locomotive used to work at Pen-yr-Orsedd slate quarry, near Nantlle, and since its return to steam in 2015 this was the first time the engine had been back in a quarry environment .

Read more in the latest issue of Heritage Railway

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