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590 being cut up for scrap
'590' at Dinas shortly after arrival in 1923. The livery was black at that time.

Baldwin 590

The old Welsh Highland Railway only had three locomotives. One was built in the USA by a firm called Baldwin, but was scrapped when the railway closed. But we've found one almost exactly the same (it was out in India at one stage) and we're rebuilding it to look a bit like the old one.

In August 2003, an agreement was signed between Duxford and the Welsh Highland Railway Ltd (Porthmadog) for the long term loan and restoration of Baldwin "794". It will be reconstructed as "590" and it will once again haul heritage trains between Porthmadog, Beddgelert and Caernarfon on the reconstructed Welsh Highland Railway.

Please help us raise money to pay for this work.


Thank you!

Diolch yn fawr!