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Light Railway Operating Division (British Army) 4-6-0T No. 303Posted by: Steve Llanso on 2007-01-03 13:21:54.5

Empty weight was 23,520 lb

Loaded weight came to 31,472 lb

Tractive effort worked out to 6,137 at 85% MEP.

Reynolds Brothers Sugar Co. 0-4-4-0 No. 4Posted by: Gary Barnes on 2007-01-03 04:21:46.423

This locomotive is Ex Sezela Sugar Mill Locomotive No 13 1968 to 1970 Cane season. ( Reynolds Brothers Owned )

Befort this it was at Hullets Darnall Mill , as there No 13  Name MB---- I need to check on the spelling ( bought new)

the cylinder size is 9' x 12'

engine No 3015 the one you have is incorrerct the boiler is from engine  (  2831 of 1946 )

Build date 1953

Boiler Pressure 185 P.S.I

Ashland Iron & Mining Co. 0-4-0T No. 2Posted by: denis larrick on 2007-01-02 11:31:33.69
Over the Christmas-New Year break, the cab and saddletank were removed for cosmetic restoration.

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton RR 4-4-0 No. 16Posted by: J.D. Marzec on 2007-01-01 20:04:15.75
There is suspicion that #16 was actualy built by ALCO due to recent pics found.

Jokioinen Railway 2-6-2T No. 15 5Posted by: Steve Frost on 2007-01-01 16:16:18.33
This loco has recently been sold back to Finland and will be joining its sister loco on the Jokioinen Railway.

Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 28 450 WD205 67 Posted by: Steve Frost on 2007-01-01 16:00:24.813
A rare survivor from one of the constituant companies of the Great Western. Like the other survivors, it owes its survival to being sold out of service rather than being scrapped. It was built in Cardiff by the Taff Vale Railway, their number 28 of class O1. After the grouping of 1923, it became GWR No 450 but didn't keep that identity for long before being sold in 1926. In this case the Army came to the rescue and it moved to what was later known as the Longmoor Military Railway in Hampshire. It was renumbered twice: first as 205, then 70205 as well as being named 'Gordon' after General Gordon, who was killed at Khartoum.

In 1947 it was sold to a dealer in Scotland before purchase by the National Coal Board for use at South Hetton Colliery, Co. Durham, where it became No 67 and kept its name. (Incidentally, South Hetton ran the last steam loco used by the Coal Board, but it wasn't this one)

By 1959, the boiler was in a poor state and it was condemned. The NCB clearly realised its historic value as they presented it to the British Transport Commission in 1961. It was one of the last surviving Taff Vale locos in original condition (The other one, also with the NCB and also in County Durham, at Philadelphia, had seen some modifications to the cab because of the restricted clearances on the Lambton Railway. You can view this one in the Yorkshire link, on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway). It went into the care of the Caerphilly Railway Society and was kept at the BR Caerphilly Locomotive works in Glamorgan, before the move to the Forest of Dean in 1996.

The name, 'Gordon', was later applied to the Army's No 600, a 2-10-0 of the Longmoor Military Railway, which the Army still owns, but which is now kept on the Severn valley Railway (See the Worcestershire link to view this one)

Curtiss Lumber Company Heisler - 2 truck No. 2Posted by: Aaron Zorko on 2006-12-29 10:35:43.063
This locomotive is owned by Scott Wickert and operated by the Oregon Coast Scenic RR, started by Scott, in Tillamook, Oregon.

Broughton Lumber Heisler - 2 truck No. 2Posted by: Aaron Zorko on 2006-12-29 10:30:20.19
This locomotive is currently displayed outside the Blimp Hanger located in Tillamook, Oregon. (Dec 2006)

Atlantic Coast Line 4-6-0 No. 250Posted by: Charles Kernan on 2006-12-28 16:27:05.533
ACL 250 Basic locomotive 1910 by Balwin Loco Works. Unsuperheated with slide valves. Locomotive rebuilt by ACL as a superheated locomotive with piston valves in 1920. Tender: 1919 special order by Baldwin Loco Works. Boiler: Emerson Shops Rock Mt, 1920. Cab rebuilt by Hamlet Shops in 1985. Locomotive and tender refurbished in 2003 for display. Currently on display at the Wilmington Railroad Museum downtown Wilmington NC. Home of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad Company 1900-1960.

Port Talbot Railway 0-6-0ST No. 813Posted by: Steve Frost on 2006-12-27 17:25:03.707
A rare survivor of a pre-grouping engine which was absorbed into the Great Western Railway in 1923. It was built for the Port Talbot Railway of South Wales to a standard Hudswell Clarke design and was PTR No. 26 before the Great Western got their hands on it. It then went through the usual 'Westernisation' process, receiving a typical GWR cab and bunker and the obligatory brass safety valve cover, in this case perched on top of the dome. It makes the loco look ridiculous. As usual, non-standard types soon got the chop and this one was saved by, yet again, the coal industry. It was bought by Backworth colliery in Northumberland, and moved back north in the 1930's, becoming No 12 on their system. On Nationalisation it became the property of the National Coal Board and was renumbered again as number 11 until withdrawal in 1967. Since preservation it has been based on the Severn Valley Railway, but has visited other preserved railways, too, in its GWR incarnation.

NCB Lambton System 0-6-0ST No. 60Posted by: Steve Frost on 2006-12-27 17:02:20.36
This is another of the ubiquitous Hunslet 18" cylinder saddle tank that has been so successful in the UK since its introduction during the Second World War. This one was supplied new to the National Coal Board and was used at the Dawdon mine near Seaham, lasting until July 1976 before withdrawal and sale to the Strathspey line.

Notice that on this example the cab profile has been altered and reduced in width, as has the upper part of the bunker. This rounded top can be seen on other ex-Lambton locos like Lambton Hetton & Joicey Collieries No.5 at Grosmont.

The modification was so that they could pass through the tunnel to reach the Lambton coal staiths by the River Wear at Sunderland. The tunnel was very low and narrow, and as the staiths were a loading point for coal exported from the Lambton pits, locomotive access was important.

Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 426 85Posted by: Steve Frost on 2006-12-27 16:51:03.237
Here is yet another example of the rich locomotive history in the UK that only survived because because of being sold into industrial service. Built for South Wales's Taff Vale Railway by Neilson Reid in Glasgow, it was TVR No 85 of the O2 class. In the grouping of 1923, the Taff Vale Railway was absorbed by the Great Western. Some of the constituent companies' locos were 'Westernised' but others were withdrawn quite quickly and sold. For a short time this loco was GWR No 426 until withdrawal in January 1927 and sale to a locomotive dealer, who resold it to the Lambton, Hetton and Joicey collieries in County Durham, where it became No 52 until withdrawal at Philadelphia October 1967. For a while it was stored, rusting in the semi derelict four road shed at Philadelphia, before moving to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Grand Trunk Western RR 0-8-0 No. 8305Posted by: nick on 2006-12-27 15:13:28.267
please reflect that GTW 8305 is currently under restoration as 12/27/06. the engine will be moved from galt to quincy illnoise for the rest of its restoration.

Canadian Pacific RR 4-6-0 No. 1098Posted by: Micah-John Kershner on 2006-12-27 13:51:04.737

This engine was bought by George M. Hart in February 1987.  The 972 left Jim Thorpe for good in 1986.  The 1098 ran for a few weeks in the fall of 1994, then again test fired in 1996, lastly test fired and run in 1998.  Needs a TLC...



Norfolk & Western Railway 2-6-6-4 No. 1218Posted by: martin on 2006-12-27 13:12:21.16
The boiler no longer exists inside the 1218 anymore. But it might not be true from the person who told me.

E.J. Lavino & Co. 0-6-0T No. 34Posted by: martin on 2006-12-27 13:09:54.61
The last time I was there I couldn't find this loco. I wounder what happened to it.

Norfolk & Western Railway 4-8-4 No. 611Posted by: martin on 2006-12-27 13:05:15.767
I LOVE the 611 and would also like to see it in action too Don. But I heard it is on permanant display. Sorry

The Virginian Ry 0-8-0 No. 4Posted by: martin on 2006-12-27 13:02:42.533
This is the only serviving Virginian steamer in the world. No joke. But it could look a lot better.

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR 2-8-4 No. 763Posted by: martin on 2006-12-27 13:01:02.283
She is in just terrible shape. I wish the museum would do something with her other than scrapping her.

Norfolk & Western Railway 2-8-0 No. 6Posted by: martin on 2006-12-27 12:58:34.283
I wish that this loco would still look like it does in the pictures. Has anyone noticed that #6 doesn't have its headlamp any more?

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad 2-8-4 No. 2760Posted by: martin on 2006-12-27 12:56:02.207
Man its in bad shape. But..... They are trying to put a roof over head, restore the caboose, and make it a public dispay.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR 4-6-4 No. 3006Posted by: 3006 fan on 2006-12-26 11:01:26.597
this locomotive is in relatively good cosmetic shape as well mechanicle. the only problem a crack in the fire box that is really a major factor of this engine not running. but someone did try to make a rig so that the 3006 could speak again but ended up hoiking the air generator up wrong and almost putting a hole in the 3006s tender. luckey. of course that man has never shown his face again at the station

Baltimore & Ohio RR 4-2-0 No. 13 'Lafayette'Posted by: bbunge on 2006-12-24 08:31:56.05
Also played a bit role in the 1997 movie Amistad.

St. Elizabeth's Hospital 0-4-0T No. 4Posted by: Bob Bunge on 2006-12-24 08:22:54.957
This loco was fired up for the museums festival of steam, 10/07/2006. It pulled the hourly trains of open cars.

Southern Pacific RR 4-6-0 No. 9Posted by: peter m. preston on 2006-12-23 21:37:57.737
From the footnotes of The Slim Princess fourth edition. Locomotive No. 9 has been in service over periods of several weeks on an average of twice a year since the diesel came. When No. 9 underwent an overhaul at Bakersfield in the fall of 1956 it was fitted with simulated diamond stack and box headlight and painted with gilt and red trim. This unauthentic appearance moved historical groups to make protests and the locomotive was restored to its original livery in the spring of 1958. No. 9's final active service was during July and August of 1959 when the diesel required shopping.

Boyne City RR 2-8-0 No. 18Posted by: J.D.Gallaway on 2006-12-23 18:59:33.627

Arcade & Attica Railroad personnel have completed a successful hydrostatic test on 18's boiler in compliance with FRA regulations.

Now begins the long process of turning 18 into a locomotive from a jigsaw puzzle! Ah, progress, ain't it wonderful?

Shotton Colliery 0-6-0ST No. 'Stagshaw'Posted by: tom on 2006-12-22 16:07:30.893

Stagshaw was withdrawn from service for a periodic 10 year overhaul on June 11th 2006


Tarmac Roadstone 0-4-0ST No. 'Wellington'Posted by: tom on 2006-12-22 16:01:37.127

Wellington returned from Beamish in 2006. It has been out of service since it went to Beamish and it is now having a periodic 10 year overhaul back to working condition


War Department / NCB 0-6-0ST No. 75062 49 Posted by: tom on 2006-12-22 15:58:07.22

Darryl is completley wrong. 49 works at around 140 - 160 psi and during a steam test it reached 180 psi with both the safety valves blowing

Ironton Solvey Processing 0-4-0T No. 1Posted by: James Kirchman on 2006-12-22 14:56:05.767
The locomotive is gone! As of 12/7/2006 it is no longer there. I am not sure if it has been taken away for restoration or if it was sold to someone else. My attempts to contact the owner of the antique mall where it was displayed have been unsuccessful. The track section is still there so hopefully the little 0-4-0 will be back soon.
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