No.3 “Sir Haydn”

No 3 Sir Haydn last day 2No.3 was the third of three identical 0-4-0’s built by Hughes for the 2ft 3ins gauge Corris Railway, being rebuilt as an 0-4-2 in 1900. It continued to serve the line until it closed in 1948. In 1951 it, along with Corris No.4, was purchased by the embryonic Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society for the Talyllyn where it has worked ever since, although it has returned to the Corris on two occasions in the last few years. It was named "Sir Haydn" on the Talyllyn after the long-time owner of the line before it was preserved, but often appears as its alter-ego "Sir Handel" from the Skarloey Railway one of the locomotives in the Thomas the Tank Engine stories..

Currently No.3 is based at the Corris Railway where it has been displayed since its boiler certificate expired in 2012.

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