Andrew Barclay Works No 1619 Toto 0-4-0ST

Weight35t 0cwt
Driving Wheels3ft 7ins
Boiler Pressure160psi
CylindersOutside – 16in x 24in
Tractive Effort19,430lbf

This locomotive was built in 1915 by Andrew Barclay and it was used by the Blaenavon Co Ltd in the Afon Lwyd valley in South Wales.

The history of Blaenavon Co Ltd goes back to the 1830s but there were a number of name changes following financial problems before the Blaenavon Company was registered in 1880 to take over the business of the Blaenavon Iron and Steel Company. In 1911 the company extended by the construction of a coke and by-Product plant.

In 1947 the ownership of the locomotive passed to the National Coal Board (NCB) when the coal industry was nationalised.

The locomotive was in very poor condition when it was acquired in 1987 by East Essex Locomotive Preservation Society members.

It is now being restored at the Mangapps Railway.

1619 Toto along with classmate Tan at Blaenavon – January 1965
1619 at Blaenavon – 1968
1619 at NCB Blaenavon – April 1973

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