Railway museum at Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle's Railway Museum is dedicated to industrial locomotives, some of which were once used in the Penrhyn quarry.

Visit to discover more about the previous lives of these engines and their connections with Penrhyn and the quarry.

Fire Queen
Fire Queen is one of the rarest locomotives and was among the first engines to be used on the Padarn Railway.

The Fire Queen seen in all its glory through the Railway museum windows
The Fire Queen sits inside the large windows of the Railway Museum at Penrhyn Castle

She was built by Horlock & Co in 1848 and has been lovingly restored to her original style by the Penrhyn museum team.

Charles, a saddle tank locomotive, has close connections with Penrhyn. Charles was one of the 'main line' engines used at Penrhyn Quarry.

Charles was once one of the main line engines used at Penrhyn Quarry
Charles, a saddle tank locomotive, in the Railway Museum at Penrhyn Castle

Built by Hunslet Engine Co in 1882, Charles worked until the 1950s and was later restored.

Hugh Napier
Hugh Napier has just been lovingly restored by the National Trust and the Ffestiniog Railway Company.

The engine spent its working life at the Penrhyn quarries and was named after the 4th Baron Penrhyn.