THE INDUSTRIAL RAILWAY RECORD

No. 23 - p18-19

© FEBRUARY 1969

PICTURE PARADE

FRANK JONES

    Following up a suggestion I have found three industrial locomotives with bogies. When narrow gauge examples and main line sales were excluded the choice was almost impossible. However, we have the unique 044 side tank built by Hudswell Clarke (612 of 1902) for John Bestís Talla Reservoir contract in Peebles-shire where she was used for passenger workings up the branch from Broughton station (Caledonian Rly) to Tweedsmuir. (For further details see the October 1966 issue SLS journal). The photograph [below] was taken by Norman Allcock on 7th September 1933 at the Lilleshall Co Ltd at Oakengates (Shropshire) where she was scrapped in 1934.

    The Peckfield Colliery in Yorkshire was the last haunt of Robert Stephenson "box" tank 1959 of 1870; she went at the end of World War 2. Built for Snibston Colliery in Leicestershire she was a variation of the better known Robert Stephenson long-boilered 060 "box" tank. (The photograph below is reproduced by courtesy of The Locomotive Publishing Co Ltd.)

    The Black Hawthorn 044 crane tank (presumed to be 358 of 1876) was built for John Spencer & Sons, Newburn Steelworks, Newcastle. She was scrapped when the works closed in the twenties.

    Had I considered main line sales, photographs could be shown of outside cylindered 4−4−0 tanks from the Midland & Great Northern and Metropolitan, and inside cylindered 4−4−0 side tanks from the North London and Brecon & Merthyr. (Incidentally I wonder why no District locomotives were sold for further use?) A North London 0−4−4 saddle tank was sold out of service, and there was a former Isle of Wight Central 0−4−4 side tank at the Elswick Works, Newcastle, of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, not to mention two London & South Western 4−4−2 side tanks sold to the War Department. (Does anyone know of photographs of these last three in private ownership?) Of course the preserved 0−6−4 side tank CECIL RAIKES from Coppice Colliery, Derbyshire (ex−Mersey Railway) must not be forgotten nor the Duke of Sutherlandís famous 1895 built 0−4−4 side tank DUNROBIN which was with the War Department in World War 2. I make the usual plea for any omissions to be notified.