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Steam train restoration

Work on restoring 108 year-old ex-Penrhyn Quarry steam locomotive 'Hugh Napier' is now complete

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Return of the steam train

An historic steam train dating back to 1904 is up and running again in Porthmadog.

The former locomotive has been out of action since it stopped operating just over fifty years ago.

After it was donated to the Penryn Castle Industrial Railway Museum, curators started piecing together the engine's missing parts and now after years of restoration, the steam train has taken to the tracks once more.

Attending the rededication service to the Hugh Napier at Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway's Harbour Station in Porthmadog, today was 82 year-old Gareth Williams.

It is the first time he has seen the engine in full steam since it was retired in 1954.

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