Hugh Napier - not an aristocrat as the name suggests, but a short black steam engine - cost six hundred and forty pounds to build (but then that was in 1904).
Today for the first time in fifty eight years, and looking brand new, he travelled back into Gwynedd under his own steam. A crowd of hundreds were at the Ffestiniog Railway's Porthmadog station to see him off.
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