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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.

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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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Chasewater railway Museum.

September 27, 2016

April 28, 2014

Working Steam Locomotives in preservation 70013 Oliver Cromwell

January 3, 2014

New page added entitled Working steam Locomotives in preservation 70013 Oliver Cromwell.


2013 in review

December 31, 2013

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Working Steam Locomotives in preservation 34053 Sir Keith Park.

September 29, 2013

New page added entitled, Working Steam Locomotives in preservation, 34053 Sir Keith Park.


Working steam locomotives in preservation.34053 Sir Keith Park.

September 27, 2013

New page added entitled Working steam locomotives in preservation, 34053 Sir Keith Park.


Auxiliary Fire Service 1948 to 1968

March 3, 2013

New Page added entitled Auxiliary Fire Service 1948 to 1968.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Walsall Corporation Trolley Buses

January 15, 2013

New page added entitled Walsall Corporation Trolley Buses

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