Andrew Barclay Works No 1223   Colin McAndrew 0-4-0ST

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This locomotive was built in 1911 by Andrew Barclay and was delivered new to Colin McAndrew & Co

The locomotive was employed on a contract building accommodation at Redford Military Barracks in Edinburgh.

In 1915 it was sold to Tharsis Sulphur and Copper Works, Hebburn-on-Tyne.

By 1939 it had been sold again, this time to N. Greening (Wireworks) in Warrington.

In 1966 the locomotive was purchased privately for preservation and moved to the owners premises at Hixton in Staffordshire.

The locomotive moved to the Chasewater Railway in September 1968.

It was restored to steam in 2009 and remained operational for a number of years.

In August 2020 the locomotive returned to the Chasewater Railway after undergoing an overhaul at Locomotive Maintenance Services in Loughborough.

In October 2020 the locomotive was transported to the Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre. This followed the purchase of the locomotive by the Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre.

In early December 2020 the locomotive passed a steam test at the Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre. It is planned that the locomotive will undertake shunting duties and may eventually work trains on the steeply graded 1¼mile line to Swithland and Rothley.

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1223 Chasewater Railway – March 2012
Andrew Barclay 1223 in Brownhills shed on the Chasewater Railway - August 2017.jpg
Andrew Barclay 1223 in Brownhills shed on the Chasewater Railway – August 2017
1223 at Chasewater Railway – July 2019


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