Category Archives: Industrial Steam Locomotives

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection – (Formerly) Ayrshire Railway, Dalmellington.

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection

(Formerly) Ayrshire Railway, Dalmellington.

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Our aim is to preserve and operate those small and versatile industrial steam and diesel locomotives – known to generations of Scots as ‘Pugs’ –  in a similar environment to the one in which they spent their working lives.

Visitors can see our collection of steam and diesel locomotives (including our unique working ‘Fireless’ locomotive built by local firm Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co. Ltd. of Kilmarnock) with strong connections to Scottish industry of the past. The Fireless steam locomotive has now been restored to full working order, and was demonstrated at Dunaskin for the first time in over ten years in July 2015.

http://www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk/

The following gallery was taken by Neil Clarke sometime around 2000

A few photos of Cadbury’s locos

A few photos of Cadbury’s locos.

These photos have recently come to life from an pld folder in the Chasewater Railway Museum archives.

We believe that they were taken by Dick Potts, formerly a fireman at Tyseley and later a driver at somewhere I can’t read in my notes!!

Railway Artist: Richard (Dick) Potts – Guild of Railway Artists

 

Chasewater Railway’s late Summer Gala – This Weekend, 3rd & 4th September 2016

Chasewater Railway’s late Summer Gala 

This Weekend, 3rd & 4th September 2016

Late Summer Gala

It’s got to be worth a visit – or even two!

Chasewater Railway’s Brewery Day 2016

Chasewater Railway

Some video clips and stills taken at the Chasewater Railway Brewery Day, 2016

Statfold Barn Railway – September 2015

Statfold Barn Railway

September 2015

First visit to this multi-gauge railway

 

Industrial Steam Locomotives, Bagnall Loco ‘Princess’ 2682 – 1942

Industrial Steam Locomotives

Bagnall Loco ‘Princess’ 2682-1942

lakeside-haverthwaite-railwayDSC_0010-600‘Princess’ at Haverthwaite

Bagnall Loco ‘Princess’
2682 – 1942

Name & Number 2682, ‘Princess’
Wheel Arrangement 0-6-0ST
Built 1942, Bagnall, Stafford
Driving Wheels 3′ 6″
Cylinders 16″ by 24″
Tractive Effort 23,879lbs
Previous Owners Preston Corporation
History

Princess was the prototype of a small class of powerful shunting engines produced by W.G. Bagnall & Co Ltd, of Stafford, capable of developing a tractive effort of 22,382 lbs.

Princess is unusual for an industrial type of locomotive in that it is fitted with steam heating apparatus, the reason for this being it was used for warming the vans of the Geest Company’s bananas imported from the West Indies, the maintenance of correct storage temperatures being critical.

Princess now surprises many people by its prodigious feats of haulage and sustained steaming ability. It performs regularly and economically to the rigorous high season timetable with a five or even six-coach train. Apart from being somewhat “light on its feet” which gives it a tendency to slip when on greasy rails with a big load, it is a firm favourite with its crews.

Princess on track‘Princess’ during her steam test at Lytham on February 12th, 1973 (Alan Middleton

Princess 1Princess 2Princess 3Princess on crane

Open February 1/2 Term (14th-22nd)

A diesel train service will run during February 1/2 term, Station Restaurant, Gift Shop and Engine Shed will all also be open.

http://www.lakesiderailway.co.uk