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Rothervale No 0

January 10, 2018

oakparkrunners railway & other snippets.

Built by Beyer Peacock in 1870 with a works No of 1830, the 0-6-0ST Locomotive was bought by Rothervale Colliery to work at their coal mines at Treeton, South Yorkshire.


The loco was rebuilt in 1910 by the Yorkshire Engine Company, and subsequently scrapped in 1959.

Both nameplates from this loco were purchased by Bernard Mottram, and one of them is on loan to Chasewater Railway Museum.

old plate

After restoration by Peter Stamper, the plate is now proudly displayed in the Museum building.

refurb plate

These photo’s were taken from chasewaterstuff’s collection, and further details of this loco can be found on chasewater railway

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January 6, 2018

oakparkrunners railway & other snippets.

Named after the son of the God Poseidon, the locomotive is the only survivor of the total of 6 ever constructed at the Haydock Foundry. These were built to fulfill  the demands of the Haydock Collieries, which connected to the London North Western, and the Liverpool Manchester Railways, over quite severe gradients.

beller 2

Weighing 35 Tons the 0-6-0 Well Tank Locomotive was built in 1874 with a works reference of C. Taken out of service in 1964, the loco was saved from the scrap man by Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and subsequently purchased by the Vintage Carriage Trust and restored over a period of  4 years.

This very unique locomotive presently resides at Foxfield Railway in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, but travels to other Heritage Railways for Gala’s etc, including a visit to Belgium and the Netherlands.


A model of Bellerophon was made in cardboard, by a very talented gentleman named…

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