Andrew Barclay Works No 1823 Henry/Harry 0-4-0ST

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Weight22t 5cwt
Driving Wheels3ft 2ins
Boiler Pressure160psi
Tractive Effort10,300lbf

This locomotive was built in 1924 by Andrew Barclay and delivered new to Colzium Quarry Co Ltd.

In 1929 the locomotive was sold to Yorkshire Tar Distillers and used at their Kilnhurst Works in Rotherham. In the 1960s it moved to the companies tar distilleries at Cleckheaton but returned later to its original base before being withdrawn from service in 1972.

In 1972 the locomotive started its life in preservation at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

In 1975 the locomotive was moved to Crossley’s Scrap Merchants at Shipley where it was restored to working order.

In 1984 it moved to the Peak Railway at Buxton.

In December 1989 the locomotive moved to the Middleton Railway.

In 1992 it was moved to the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.

The locomotive is now stored at the Pontypool.

In October 2020 the locomotive was advertised for sale on eBay with a guide price of £15,000.

It was reported in early 2021 that the locomotive would be moving from the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway in January or February of that year.

1823 at Kilnhurst works – July 1970
1823 at Crossley’s Scrap Merchants at Shipley – Circa 1975
1823 undergoing restoration in Crossley’s yard at Shipley – September 1980
Andrew Barclay 1823 at Crossley's scrapyard in Shipley - June 1983.jpg
1823 at Crossley’s scrapyard in Shipley – June 1983
1823 at Peak Rail at Buxton – 1987
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1823 at Peak Rail – August 1989
AB 1823 Pontypool & Blaenavon Rly Sept 2011.jpg
1823 at  Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway – September 2011
1823 at the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway – September 2018

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