The First Time

Author/Source: 

James Foster

Editors Notes: 

For the first time the two replica Lynton & Barnstable locomotives, created by the Lynton & Barnstable Railway Trust and the Ffestiniog Railway, met on the restored part of that railway in North Devon over the weekend of 29th and 30th September 2018 and were used in tandem on a number of trains. Here we see a train leaving Killington Lane with latest engine, the Railway's own Baldwin type no 762 "Lyn" at the head of the train and then the visiting Manning Wardle type no E190 "Lyd" heads the resident machine on a special train run for the volunteers who had made this all possible. "Perchance it sleepeth no more". This was a massive achievement and was truly one of the highlights of the year. In 2019 they will be reunited, this time in North wales on "The Snowdonian".

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