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Glyder returns to steam

GRAHAM Morris’ Andrew Barclay 0-4-0WT Glyder (1994/1931) steamed for the first time since 1965 on June 19 at Beamish.

It was originally supplied to Durham County Water Board (DCWB) to work on the dam contract at Burnhope in Weardale in the early-1930s, where it was named Grey. 

Newly restored Andrew Barclay 0-4-0WT Glyder made its public debut during the Beamish’s Old King Coal event, and is seen hauling restored Ffestiniog Railway wagons on June 28. DAVE HEWITT

At the end of the contract it was sold to the Penrhyn slate quarry and stored at Port Penrhyn until 1952 when it was brought into use, and renamed Glyder, following an overhaul at

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