Princess after a repainting job for her 150th birthday
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Ffestiniog Railway's Princess steam engine in Dublin anniversary trip

A historic steam railway engine is taking a ferry trip from Gwynedd to Dublin to celebrate its 150th birthday.

Princess belongs to the Ffestiniog Railway in Porthmadog and was built in 1863 to haul slate trucks from the quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

She was one of the first steam locos ever built for a narrow gauge line.

Andrew Thomas from the Ffestiniog Railway tells Chris Dearden that the visit marks a long standing connection between the railway and Ireland, which provided many investors.

  • 04 Jun 2013