ALCo Project


Currently under construction, this loco will be based around the 2 foot gauge locomotive Mountaineer, residing at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway.

The design of this locomotive really lends itself to what we do here, and we felt it would really fit in whilst at the same time bring something different to our locomotive fleet.

The ALCo will be a 2-6-2 tank locomotive based around Mountaineer, which was one of 100 locomotives built by the Cooke works of the American Locomotive Company (ALCo) in 1916 for the British War Department Light Railways.

These railways transported munitions and other supplies behind the trenches during The Great War before being preserved and offered to the Ffestiniog railway in the mid 1960’s.

Follow progress of the project on the Mini Mountaineer Facebook page.

  • Builder: A Webb
  • Dimensions: length 96″ x width 28″ x height 48″
  • Wheel diameters: leading 6″, driving 10″, trailing 6″
  • Boiler pressure: 120 psi
  • Valve gear: Walschaerts
  • Cylinder bore: 4″
  • Cylinder stroke: 4¼″
  • Tractive effort: 695 lbs