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List of locomotives that have appeared in The Railway Series and Thomas & Friends media. For a comprehensive list on all locomotives - click here.

L.A.D.A.S.

L.A.D.A.S. (an acronym for Laura Alice Duff Assheton-Smith) was the Snowdon Mountain Railway's first steam engine.

Godred was based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

L.A.D.A.S. was built in the 1890's. She was manufactured at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1895 and was named after Laura Alice Duff Assheton-Smith, the wife of the man who owned the land that the Snowdon Mountain Railway was built on.

She was operating the first public passenger train on 6th April 1896 when she had a very severe accident. As she was coming back down the line, L.A.D.A.S. derailed, and after skidding about 100 metres came upon a curve and went cab over wheels down the mountain. When she reached the bottom, she was a complete wreck with only the pistons, motion, frames, and wheels still intact. A while after L.A.D.A.S stopped rolling, Enid and a coach crashed into L.A.D.A.S's coach, and derailed. L.A.D.A.S was beyond repair, so she was taken to Llanberis sheds and was used for parts. An inquiry found that excess settlement and construction during bad weather caused the accident.[1] To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has never replaced L.A.D.A.S. with another number one engine.

The Reverend W. Awdry confirmed that Godred was based upon L.A.D.A.S., as they both suffered a similar fate.

Livery

The original livery for the railway is unknown.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Miscellaneous

Enid

Enid (pronounced "Ennid") is the second engine on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Ernest is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Enid was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1895 and was named after the daughter of Laura Alice Duff Assheton-Smith whom L.A.D.A.S. was named after.

Livery

Enid is painted green with yellow lining. She was previously painted blue with white lining during the 1990s and green with white lining during the early 2000s.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes


Wyddfa

Wyddfa (Welsh for "Snowdon") is the third engine on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Wilfred is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Wyddfa was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1895.

Livery

Wyddfa is painted green with white lining. She was previously painted red with yellow lining during the 1990s and green with red lining during the early 2000s.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes


Snowdon

Snowdon, named after the mountain her railway climbs, is the fourth engine on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Culdee is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Snowdon was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1896 and is currently awaiting an overhaul.

Livery

Snowdon is painted green with white lining. She was previously painted green with red and yellow lining during the 1990s and green with red lining during the early 2000s.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Miscellaneous

Documentaries


Moel Siabod

Moel Siabod, named after a neighbouring mountain, is the fifth engine on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Shane Dooiney is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Built specially for the Snowdon Mountain Railway in 1896, No. 5 was manufactured by the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works of Winterthur, Switzerland.

Moel Siabod was withdrawn from service in 2015 to endure extensive maintenance and rebuilding. She re-entered service in early 2017.

Livery

Moel Siabod was painted green with red lining. Previously, she was painted black with red and white lining.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Pardan

Padarn, named after the lower lake at Llanberis - but previously Sir Harmood, after the chairman of the Snowdon Mountain Railway, Sir John Sutherland Harmood Banner - is the sixth engine operating on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Patrick, previously known as Lord Harry, is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Padarn was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1922.

Livery

Padarn is painted green with red lining.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Miscellaneous

Ralph

Ralph, previously Ralph Sadler, after the Snowdon Mountain Railway's consulting engineer, from 1964 to 1977, and Aylwin from 1977 until October 1978, is the seventh engine on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Alaric is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Ralph was manufactured by the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works at Wintherthur, Switzerland in 1923.

As of 1990, Ralph has been withdrawn from service, his boiler has been scrapped, dismantled and stored off-site. It has been stated that it is very unlikely that the engine will be repaired and resume service.

Livery

Ralph was painted black with an olive green cab.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Eryri

Eryri (Welsh for "Snowdonia") is the eighth engine on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Eric is based on this engine.

Technical Details

Real-life History

Eryri was built at the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1923.

As of 1992, Eryri has been withdrawn from service. It has been stated that it is very unlikely that the engine will be repaired and resume service.

Livery

Eryri was painted green with red lining, with a black boiler. At one point, she was painted brown.

Appearances

The Railway Series

Companion Volumes

Trivia

  • Eryri means "Land of Eagles" in Welsh and refers to Snowdonia and the surrounding area.

See also

  • BRR No.15, an 0-4-2RT mountain engine, also built by the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works.

References


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