Described by Jason Morgan
With all the excitement of Roundhouse’s Darjeeling “D” class Garratt going around recently; I thought I’d share with you a story about one of my father’s first scratch built locomotives: The Morgan Locomotive Company Number 4.
To fully appreciate what a remarkable locomotive this is, we’d have to go back to the beginning. Built in 1999, this little Garratt was built during the time when my father wanted one of every type of articulated locomotive. (He’d already built a Shay and an Avonside Heisler.) The original Leigh Valley Light Railway was a heavily twisted and graded line; the two geared locomotives performed very well and were very controllable.