Visit to Bilston + S&L Staff Meet

Between 1925 and 1959 Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd used a 1918-built narrow gauge steam locomotive, Gertrude, to transport red-hot ingots from the melting shop to the rolling mill of Bilston Steelworks. Read More »

Nik on November 14th, 2011 | File Under History, Visits | No Comments -

Gertrude pops in to the FR

On Sunday 13th November steam locomotive Gertrude became the first Gelert’s Farm-based locomotive to travel over F&WHR metals from Pen y Mount Junction to the Cob as she travelled over Britannia Bridge en route from Gelert’s Farm to Boston Lodge.

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Nik on November 14th, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -

Gertrude on WHHR’s first test train onto the Welsh Highland

The first Welsh Highland Heritage Railway train has run on the challenging gradients of the Welsh Highland Railway on Saturday June 25, 2011. The test train, double headed by WHHR locos Gelert and Gertrude, was run in conjunction with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland engineers to test braking systems. The WHHR operates air-braked stock, while F&WHR trains are exclusively vacuum-braked.

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Nik on July 10th, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -

Royal Gala

While our neighbours this weekend were busy with their Spring Thing, on the WHHR Gertrude took part in the ‘Royal Gala’. Gertrude had a lovely weekend working together with resident Gelert and visitor Elidir, the sun shone throughout too!

We’ve cross posted a couple of candid photos of Gerty as seen at Porthmadog over the weekend with Elidir. Come and see her for yourself at the WHHR.

Nik on May 5th, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -

Which loco is running when?

The lovely people at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway have kindly put a listing on their website of which days you can expect to find which locomotive in steam. So if you want to know when to catch Gertrude in steam, check out the Locomotive Roster page on their site!

Nik on April 21st, 2011 | File Under Visits | No Comments -