Steam train's first trip for 50 years
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All aboard for steam engine's first journey for 50 years

A steam train has completed its first journey in 50 years after being restored to full working order.

George B departed on its first passenger train from Llanuwchllyn station on the Bala Lake Railway in Gwynedd on Saturday.

The engine, originally built in 1898 and used at the Dinorwic Quarry, will run on the line between Bala and Llanuwchllyn "most days" this summer.

David Jones, manager of Bala Lake Railway, said: "There is an awful lot of interest in steam trains in Wales, especially little quarry engines like George B.

  • 22 Apr
  • From the section Wales