Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie "Earl of Merioneth" at Porthmadog Harbour station on 28th September 2017.
This is the locomotive's last season in service before withdrawal for the foreseable future.
I think on reflection the so-called 'Square' is my favourite FR locomotive. I have a childhood memory of seeing E of M for the first time at the then FR terminus at Tanygrisiau, and thinking 'WHAT is THAT!?' My attitude later changed. I very much like the idea of an unashamedly 1970s take on a narrow gauge Fairlie. Much more honest and interesting than a faux Victorian creation.
Uploaded to Flickr by R~P~M on 12 October 2017
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