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Ffestiniog Railway steam Locomotive No 8 'James Spooner', 1872. This 0-4-4-0 Fairlie Patent locomotive was built by the Avonside Engine Company Ltd, Bristol, England, in 1872 for the Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway between Portmadoc and Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales, serving the slate quarries, as well as carrying passengers. The Scottish engineer Robert Fairlie (1831-1885) patented his design for double-ended, push-me-pull-you, locomotives in about 1864. Photograph.

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Ffestiniog Railway steam Locomotive No 8 'James Spooner', 1872.  This 0-4-4-0 Fairlie Patent locomotive was built by the Avonside Engine Company Ltd, Bristol, England, in 1872 for the Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway between Portmadoc and Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, Wales, serving the slate quarries, as well as carrying passengers.  The Scottish engineer Robert Fairlie (1831-1885) patented his design for double-ended, push-me-pull-you, locomotives in about 1864. Photograph.