The Maid Marian Locomotive Fund


Maid Marian on shed for 2014 AGM. photo: G Baxendale.


Maid Marian is 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive built by Hunslet of Leeds in 1903. Until 1964 she worked slate trucks in the famous Dinorwic slate quarries. When these closed the Maid was purchased by a group of enthusiasts and is now based at the Bala Lake Railway where she shares the passenger hauling duties with other Hunslets, Holy War, Alice and Winifred.


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Skinley Drawings

The Fund has for sale a number of Skinley Drawings, mostly 7 mm scale. To obtain a list of drawings and prices, please contact Roger Hine on 01341 250071, 07979 914170 or email

News from August 2023 NEW

Progress Reports

See New Progress Report page for the latest news. August 2023's now on-line.

See Progress Reports Archive for old reports


The Fund still has a number of packs of notelets available at the greatly reduced price of 3.50 per pack of 6 assorted notelets. These are A6 sized and show assorted quarry scenes from the Doug Carrington archive; the inside of the notelets is blank for your own message. SeeSales Items page for details.

All the profits from these sales go towards paying off the loans that were made back in 2007 when the new boiler was built; the Fund still owes a 5 - figure sum so any contributions are welcome.

For further details of the Fund, please contact the Honorary Secretary: HughJones

To obtain a printable application form for membership of the Fund Click here.


This popular book has now being reprinted by the Bala Lake Railway Society and is available from the Station or can be purchased for 4.50 (including post and package) from Brian G Wills. Chairman Bala Lake Railway Society, 37 Vulcan Street, Holyhead. LL65 1TL. Cheques should be made out to the Bala Lake Railway Society and please mention that you are a member of the Fund when you make your order.

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