North West Wales

Pete Waterman re-launches 130-year-old steam engine Winifred

Music mogul Pete Waterman is a railways enthusiast
Image caption Music mogul Pete Waterman (right) is a railways enthusiast

Music mogul Pete Waterman has re-launched a steam engine which first worked in a north Wales quarry in 1885.

The Winifred engine, which began its working life at the Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda, has been restored by Bala Lake Railway.

Railway enthusiast Mr Waterman performed the re-launch at Llanuwchllyn Station on what is the engine's 130th anniversary.

Winifred will now be used to pull people in carriages rather than slate.

Image caption The re-launch is on the engine's 130th anniversary

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