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An unusual visitor to Mid-Wales. This 'Crompton' was rostered on a military special from Marchwood to Llanddewi as far as Newport, where a loco change was booked. After some delay there, the booked W.R. loco was declared a failure, so the S.R. crew were prevailed upon to act as traction conductors to the W.R. crew as far as Capel Bethesda, from where an MoD loco took the train forwards, up the light railway to Llanddewi.


The 'Crompton' rests in the yard, whilst the crew have a well-earned break in the adjacent shunters cabin, prior to returning light engine and van to the Southern Region:



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