Midland Railway 0-6-0T No. 41708 (1708)
Barrow Hill, Derbyshire, UK
Location: Barrow Hill Railway Centre
Status: Overhaul
Photo Album
Here is the photo album for Midland Railway No. 41708 (1708), a 0-6-0T located in Barrow Hill, Derbyshire. If you would like to suggest additional photos for this album, please click here.
February 1968 found the loco in steam in the loop outside Haworth goods yard.
Photo Copyright © Dale W Fickés
This remarkable Midland Railway loco latterly worked at Staveley Ironworks as part of a contract that specified this particular class of engine. That contract ensured it's survival and it is seen here on November 16th 1967 receiving attention to it's paintwork in Haworth yard, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Photo Copyright © Dale W Fickés
The ancient Midland Railway 'half cab' shunting loco as displayed in the roundhouse at Barrow Hill in August 2019.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
Leading axle of this typical British 0-6-0 tank engine of the era. Notice the position of the sand box below the running plate and the brake block operated by a pull rod outside the wheels. August 2019.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
The bunker side sheet, showing the British Railways number and the works plate. Notice that the works plate shows 'LMS, 1880' - 43 years before the LMS existed!! What happened to the Midland's plate? Above the number is the power classification 1F - only one step up from the very lowest (0F). August 2019.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
The centre driving axle showing the underslung springing. August 2019.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
At the rear of the frames is the other sand box in a similar location to the one at the front. Notice the pivot for the operation of the brakes. August 2019.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
View below the boiler looking forward to the smokebox showing the back to back slide valve arrangement between the cylinders - common British practice at the time. August 2019.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck