where is Marchlyn?

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I understand narrow guage loco Marchlyn is in a park at Chickamauga. Can anyone tell me which park?

-- russell bulley (rwhb1@aol.com), September 30, 2002


I recalled seeing Marchlyn at Lake Winnepesaukah park south of Chattanooga. This is in Georgia, not Tennessee which may have added to the confusion. It is near Rossville. The park is closed for the winter but I managed to get in Wednesday of this week to see if it was still there. It is. This is a small amusement park. Marchlyn is located at the back of a small ampitheatre on the far side of the park. I asked about how it came to be there. The man I talked to said they had at one time had a steam train ride that left from that point, and Marchlyn was used (or at least intended to be used) for this. He showed me some rail that was still in place, and explained the building behind was the train depot. They still have a train ride but it works with a motor powered amusement park train in a different area. Anyway she still exists and I saw her yesterday.

-- Jamie Reid (nigi@juno.com), February 05, 2004.

Cegin and Nesta were definitely shipped to South America. I've a newspaper clipping to that effect, though it only identifies the recipient as "a hospitality industry entrepreneur in Argentina."

What I'm really curious about is how one might find "Robert Johnson" and Whistles on the Wind? I'm still looking for "Marchlyn" and chatting with the city hall folks in Chicamauga confirms that the locomotive is NOT there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Doug Bailey, Webmaster www.steamlocomotive.info

-- Doug Bailey (dougb@sunserver.com), January 16, 2004.

I have original photos of Marchlyn Cegin and Nesta working in the 1950s here at Penrhyn Quarries if anyone has photos of these in the USA and would like to trade please email me . thanks all

-- jonathan ball (tynyclwt@go.com), January 29, 2003.

Ive been trying to trace the three locos Nesta Marchlyn and Cegin with no luck . l recently found out that two of these are in South America who knows. I live near the Penrhyn Quarries where these engines originaly worked in North Wales UK and we have recently purchased 2 miles of the penrhyn railway we would love to have had Nesta back here but it looks like she may be lost forever. Good luck with the hunt. Let me know if you find more info.

-- jonathan ball (tynyclwt@go.com), January 29, 2003.

Not sure of a park, but isn't Chickamauga near Rossville? Rossville is home to Robert Johnson and his Whistles in the Wind. He was involved in importing some European narrow gauge loco's in years past and the name Marchlyn sure sounds like it could be one of these lokey's. Perhaps this might be a lead to an answer. Rick Perry not the Texas Gov......

-- Rick Perry (RailsEnd@mindspring.com), September 30, 2002.

If it's in Chickamauga, the only park that it could be at would be the one near the coke ovens. I don't recall seeing a locomotive there. The only parks in Chickamauga are the coke ovens and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

-- Alan Walker (awalker2002@comcast.net), September 30, 2002.

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