Hunslet 100 celebrated the centenary of Linda and Blanche over the May Bank Holiday of 1-3 May 1993. Blanche returned to traffic after overhaul a couple of days before the gala and older brother Charles (1882) visited Boston Lodge as a static exhibit.
The busy weekend had glorious weather and had quarry hunslets on many of the shuttle trains between Porthmadog and Minffordd.
We have a selection of photos from various photographers here to relive the event and whet your appetite for Hunslet 125 over the weekend of 22-24 June 2018.
Hunslet Locomotives seeing starring roles in 1993 included:
Linda and Blanche, ex Penrhyn Quarry Railway, resident at the Ffestiniog since 1962/63
Charles, ex Penrhyn Quarry Railway, resident at Penrhyn Castle and on static show
Britomart, ex Pen-y-Orsedd Quarry, resident at the the Ffestiniog since 1966
Lilla, ex Cilgwyn/Penrhyn and on its first visit to the Ffestiniog; subsequently bought for the Ffestiniog and remains a resident
Holy War, ex Dinorwic, from the Bala Lake Railway
Dolbadarn, ex Dinorwic, from the Llanberis Lake Railway
Irish Mail, ex Dinorwic, from the West Lancashire Light Railway
Velinheli, ex Dinorwic, resident at the Launceston Steam Railway
Una, ex Pen-y-Orsedd Quarry, resident at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis
Alan George, ex Penrhyn Quarry, resident at the Teifi Valley Railway
Other locos from the Ffestiniog Railway in use included:
Double Fairlies Merddin Emrys and newly named David Lloyd George
England locos Prince and newly restored Palmerston
Privately owned Sgt Murphy
Make sure you book your tickets to come and see the 2018 lineup.