Volunteers at Britain’s oldest miniature railway have been busy restoring the line’s first locomotive from 1911 Prince Edward of Wales.
Les Hughes, Chairman of Rhyl Steam Preservation Trust, said
‘In 2014 we had the opportunity to buy back the railway’s original locomotive, and we thought it was too good to miss.’
Since then our workshop team has been busy restoring the locomotive to working order, fitting it with a new boiler and a new tender. Built originally in 1909, we expect that the Prince Edward of Wales will be able to re-enter passenger service at the railway later this summer.’
‘Because of its historic roots, Rhyl Miniature Railway is also an accredited museum. Recently this website has been updated with a new user friendly ‘learning’ section and this blog. Have a look through and learn about the history of the railway and Marine Lake!
Here are some photos of the restoration so far…