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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:13 AM

This was taken in Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, UK. One of the few remaining operational Garratts in the world. This is supposed to be the largest type of locomotive in the world to be used on a 2 foot gauge narrow gauge railroad. The locomotive was apparently a former South African Railways locomotive from its markings.

The details of the description are here (from the original poster in YouTube):
A Beyer Garratt Steam Locomotive hauls a passenger train on the two foot gauge Rheilffordd Eryri/Welsh Highland Line to the Rhyd Ddu village Railway Station located in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales UK.
= The Beyer Garratt is the largest Steam Locomotive to operate on a 2 foot gauge system in the World.
= This is made possible with the use of special "Cantilever" wheel bogies which enable the Locomotives to negotiate the many very sharp bends in the Track from Caernarfon on the Menai Strait up through the foothills of Mount Snowdon and onward down to Porthmadog on Cardigan Bay - a total distance of 25 miles.
= This Film was shot on the section form the glacial lake Llyn Cwellyn to the highest point on the Track at Rhyd Ddu at an altitude of 650 feet above sea-level.
= Seen in this Film are the Railway Station at Rhyd Ddu and the village of Rhyd Ddu itself a distance of approx 4 miles.
= A Beyer Garratt Steam locomotive.
= A short chat between the Engine Driver and some young enthusiast's.
= Snowdonia National Park Landscapes.
= Welsh Hill Farms.
= Sheep.
= Llyn Cwellyn.
= Travel on a Beyer Garratt hauled Steam Train along zig zag narrow gauge track.
= North Wales Landscape's.
= Welsh Highland Railway rolling stock.

Run time of the video is about 22 minutes long.

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