Merlin Steam Locomotive

Just by chance we came across Merlin on a visit to Bangor Train Station.  Merlin steam locomotive was built in Manchester by Beyer, Peacock and Company Limited, in 1932.



Below are some images of the beautiful work horse.



The heavy engineering is marvellous.

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Getting the boiler stoked for the return journey, the driver, engineer and stoker were all working hard, but particularly the stoker.




Then the ear splitting blast on the whistle…(I’m still suffering) and she was off to Belfast.

I’ll be posting some videos of Merlin on our youtube channel shortly, for the ‘Anoraks’ out there…


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