Renshaw has focused his area of attention on the industrial heritage of the Courtauld factory after discovering that one of the two steam engines commissioned for sole use on the…

Peckett 0-6-0ST No. 1636 ‘Fonmon’ Built for Aberthaw & Bristol Channel Portland Cement Co Ltd, it worked at their cement works and the Tumen Asbestos Works in Rhoose, South Wales.

After World War II, the Southern Railway needed to replace ageing shunting engines at Southampton Docks. They decided to use the USATC built USA tanks.

‘Caliban’ was completed by the Peckett works in February 1937 for Courtaulds, Preston. On 2 May 1973 ex-Courtaulds large Peckett 0-4-0ST Caliban hauled the first trains on the Lakeside &…

Andrew Barclay 2343 is one of six 10″ Barclay locomotives that are preserved. 2343 is unique in having a boiler that sits higher up than the rest. It worked all…

The locomotive was built by the Andrew Barclay company in 1902 as works number 880. Photographs taken as late as 1966 show that Glenfield was still in productive use at…

Andrew Barclay No. 1833/1924  ‘Niddrie’ – Ex- Niddrie Collieries (Lothian) AB 0-6-0ST had been stuffed and mounted at Broomhill Station on The Strathspey Railway. Bought by the Edinburgh Area Group, it…

Number 4979 Wootton Hall is one of an illustrious line of named locomotives of the Great Western Railway.

The locomotive was supplied to the Ministry of Supply, used at first in Swynnerton Royal Ordnance factory.  It moved to the Royal Ordnance factory at Salwick, later the UK Atomic…

Working in busy dock and harbour environments necessitated small locomotives with short wheelbases, and at the turn of the last Century, the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway at Horwich designed and…

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