Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Avonside 0-6-0ST Steam Locomotive 'Woolmer', 1910

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Built in 1910 by the Avonside Engine Company Limited of Bristol as works number 1572, this saddle tank locomotive was built for use on the Longmoor Military Railway in Hampshire - a railway built by the Royal Engineers in 1903 for their soldiers (or 'sappers', as men of the Royal Engineers are known) to learn how to construct and operate railways. It was named 'Woolmer' after one of the villages on the railway line. Although built for the military, it is a typical industrial railway locomotive of the Edwardian era

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