Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Bagnall 0-4-0ST Saddle Tank Narrow Gauge Locomotive 2087, 1918

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 Built in 1918 for the Ministry of Munitions, this small 2 foot gauge saddle tank locomotive, works number 2087, was built by WG Bagnall of Stafford, but was never delivered to them - it instead went to the Birmingham Tame & Rea Drainage Board at Water Orton. It is typical of a contractor's narrow gauge locomotive of the early 20th century (indeed this design dates back to the late 19th century), and this type are known as 'Quarry Bagnalls', as that is where most of this type, and indeed small, saddle tank narrow gauge locomotives of this era, were used. It was named 'Leonard' at some point in it's life, but it is not known when it was named. It is now in working order at the Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester  photo IMGP1986_zpsb47ddfd0.jpg

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