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"Dolgoch" was built in 1866 by Fletcher, Jennings & Co., but to a very different design to that of "Talyllyn". It is an 0-4-0 tank engine with both a back tank (behind the cab) and a well tank (between the frames). The long wheelbase allows the firebox to sit in front of the rear axle, with Fletcher's Patent inside valve gear driven off the front axle, a particularly inaccessible arrangement. In increasingly decrepit condition "Dolgoch" continued to operate the service single-handedly until 1952 when "Edward Thomas" became available and was then the subject of a prolonged overhaul between 1954 and 1963.

"Dolgoch" returned to service in late 1999 after a major overhaul involving firebox repairs and an extensive mechanical overhaul; as part of the overhaul it has been fitted with air braking equipment, the last steam loco to be so fitted. It is [2013] temporarily running in Crimson Lake livery for one year only prior to its ten-yearly boiler examination.


Source Fletcher Jennings 0-4-0T 63 of 1866, Talyllyn Railway No.2 'Dolgoch' Tywyn 9.8.1994 Scans974
Author Gillett's Crossing from Bristol, United Kingdom
Camera location52° 35′ 01.08″ N, 4° 05′ 19.73″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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