Beyer Garrett 0-4-0 + 0-4-0 - William Francis

Published: 19-07-2016 photo #25526 0 comments 1 votes

Category:Steam Locomotives    Manufacturer:Beyer-Peacock & Co Ltd    Country:England    Year:2016 Contributor:Steve Prosser (England)

Description

This engine (Works No 6841) was built in 1937 and is the only standard gauge Beyer Garrett articulated locomotive remaining in Britain.
It has 2 power units (cylinders and driving wheels) these can swivel independently from the engine enabling it to tackle sharp curves.
It was used at Baddesley Colliery, Warwickshire, England to haul coal wagons along a steeply graded track from the colliery to the main line, the steepest part of which was 1:23 (4%) normal engines can only manage a load on a slope of 1:50 (2%).
It was photographed at the Bressingham Steam Museum, Norfolk, England in July 2016.

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