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0-4-0 narrow gauge saddletank locomotive, LANCASHIRE WITCH.

0-4-0 narrow gauge saddletank locomotive, LANCASHIRE WITCH.

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L1054. Manning Wardle & Co. 'C' class 0-4-0 contractor's saddletank locomotive, LANCASHIRE WITCH, No. 614 of 1876. She is seen with her two crew at Brackley, Northamptonshire, 15th July 1896. The engine is at work on Contract No. 5 (Woodford to Brackley) built by Walter Scott & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne. Note the engine's dumb buffers, fitted for shunting tipping wagons, and the tall and slender safety valve cover. The locomotive was unique on the Great Central Railway construction project as it was the only narrow gauge engine employed. The gauge being 3' 0' instead of the standard gauge of 4' 8''.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 1896-15-07
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - CL 54
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459000 238800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - 1896-07-15
RightsLeicestershire County Council