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Museum Collection

 

Museum Collection Locomotives

The Vale of Rheidol Railway is the owner of an extensive collection of historical narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock as listed below. We plan to build a museum in Aberystwyth to showcase this collection.

At present the only items in this collection which are on public view are:

•  Quarry Hunslet, "Margaret" In regular use at Vale of Rheidol Railway for "Driver for a Fiver"

•  Kerr Stuart Wren, 3114 - On loan to London Museum of Water and Steam for 2016 and 2017 season.

 

LOCOMOTIVES

Builder

Works number

Name

Date

Wheel arrangement

Gauge

Number

Notes

A Borsig

5913

 

1908

0-4-0 WT

1 ft 1158 in
 (600 mm)

 

ex Sobemai N.V.Maldegem, Belgium

Société Anglo-Franco-Belge

2668

 

1951

2-8-2+ tender

2  ft (610 mm)

121

SAR NG15 Class, South Africa

De Winton

106

Kathleen

1877

0-4-0 VBT

1 ft 1034 in (578 mm)

1877

Vertical boiler locomotive ex Penrhyn Quarry Railway

Decauville

1027

 

1926

0-4-0 T

1 ft 1112 in (597 mm)

7

'Progress 5T' type, ex Belgian Industries, Pas-De-Calais, France.

Falcon

265

 

1897

4-4-0 + tender

2 ft (610 mm)

27

SAR NG6 Class "Lawley" F4 type, ex Beira Railway, South Africa, later at Buzi Sugar Refinery, Mozambique

Falcon

266

Lisboa

1897

4-4-0 + tender

2 ft (610 mm)

28

SAR NG6 Class "Lawley" F4 type, ex Beira Railway, South Africa, later at Buzi Sugar Refinery, Mozambique

Fowler

10249

 

1905

0-6-0 + tender

1 ft 1134  in (603 mm)

6

Ex Colonial Sugar Refining, Lautoka Mill, Fiji

Fowler

11938

 

1909

0-4-2  T

1 ft 1158 in (600 mm)

S.S.E 21

Ex Sena sugar, Mozambique

Fowler

15515

 

1920

0-6-2 T

1 ft 1158 in (600 mm)

S.S.E 23

Ex Sena sugar, Mozambique

Henschel & Sohn

11854

 

1925

 

1 ft 1112 in (597 mm)

1917

Bogie Tender designed to run with Feldbahn locomotives.

Hudswell Clarke

D564

 

1930

4wDM

2 ft (610 mm)

 

ex Beswicks Lime works Hindlow quarries. Was once part of the Gloddfa Ganol collection

Hunslet

605

Margaret

1894

0-4-0 T

1 ft 1134  in (603 mm)

 

Small Quarry Class. ex Penrhyn Quarrry Railway.

Kerr Stuart

3114

 

1917

0-4-0 T

1 ft 1158 in (600 mm)

 

Wren Class. Former contractor's locomotive. Worked at various locations engaged in reservoir construction. Worked briefly at the Ashover Light Railway.

Kerr Stuart

4408

 

1928

0-6-4 T

2 ft 6 in (762 mm)

695

PL Class ex Parlakimidi Light Railway, India

Maffei

4766

 

1916

0-8-0 + tender

1 ft 1112 in (597 mm)

DFB 968 / 31

ex Brigardelok. Built for Deutscher Feldbahn

North British

17111

 

1906

4-6-0 T

2 ft 6 in (762 mm)

666

ex South Eastern Railway of India CC class Parlakimidi Light Railway, India

Ruston Proctor

Either 50823 or 51168

 

1915 or 1916

4wPM

3 ft 338 in (1,000 mm)

 

ZLH Paraffin Mechanical. Believed to be the oldest narrow gauge internal combustion loco in the British Isles. Ex-Cotton Powder Company

Sabero

6

La Herrera

1937

0-6-0  T

1 ft 1158 in (600 mm)

6

ex Hulleras de sabero y Anexas S.A., Spain

W. G. Bagnall

2228

 

1924

0-4-4 T

2 ft (610 mm)

18BG

ex Kawloon-Canton Railway / Sha Tau Kok Railway, Hong Kong. In 1928 moved to Victorias Milling Co., Negros Occidental, The Philippines

W. G. Bagnall

2192

Conqueror

1922

0-6-2 T

2 ft 6 in (762 mm)

3

ex Bowaters Paper Railway and Great Whipsnade Railway

W. G. Bagnall

2029

 

1916

2-6-2 T

2 ft 6 in (762 mm)

AK16

Originally ordered for the Egyptian Delta Light Railways, but worked at the Kalighat Falta Railway, Calcutta,  India  until 1997.

W. G. Bagnall

2457

 

1932

4-6-2 + tender

2 ft (610 mm)

38

ex Western Railway (India), Dabhoi Gwalior Railway, India.

W. G. Bagnall

2460

 

1932

4-6-2 + tender

2 ft (610 mm)

41

ex Western Railway (India), Dabhoi Gwalior Railway, India

Fowler locomotives No 21 and 23 are part of the railway's museum collection. They are seen here at Sena Sugar in Mozambique. Photographs by Geoff Cooke

ROLLING STOCK

The railway owns a number of historic carriages from other railways. These are destined for museum display in future.

No.

Built

Builder

Notes

Status

F68

1909

Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co.

Former Isle of Man Railway

Not currently on display

14

1879

Swansea Carriage & Wagon

Former Manx Northern Railway - Third Class. IoM No N51

Not currently on display

 

 


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