B&FRHT (Registered no: 11668316) Garth Celyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, LL48 6RF


The 74xx class were intended for branch lines where auto train working was not used, so the mechanical and electrical connections were omitted, while the boilers were set at a higher working pressure, giving a small addition in tractive effort for goods train working

7414 shunting in the goods yard at Blaenau Ffestiniog with the Queens Hotel in the background.
Locomotive NumberBuild Date (Batch)Location BuiltNotes
74031936 – 1937Swindon Works, GWR
740901/08/1936Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/01/1964
741401/12/1936Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/09/1964
741801/01/1937Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/09/1964
742801/06/1937Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/10/1962
743101/08/1948Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/08/1964
743301/08/1978Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/02/1961
7434?Swindon Works, GWR?
744001/01/1950Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/10/1962
744201/02/1950Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/12/1963
744701/03/1950Swindon Works, GWRWithdrawn 01/04/1949
7442 approaching Trawsfynydd and about to pass under Bwlchgwyn bridge. The raod to Bala can be seen on the right
The crew have a little time to spare at Trawsfynydd as the fireman fills the tanks of 7433 bt himself for the onward journey to Bala as the driver goes to the station to discuss some business
7440 running into Festiniog station with a lengthy four coach corridor stock train bound for Bala. It looks like the continuation of the down loop line towards the goods yard has been cut short with it now terminating into a headshunt just past the north end loop points
7418 and its two coaches cross the two span bridge over the river Dee heading for Bala Junction with a train from Bala
The 11:55am train from Bala hauled by 7447 is approaching Teigl Halt. The train has jut descended the 1in 100 gradient onto the bridge and is now starting the 1in 75 climb to the halt