Avonside Engine Co Works No 1465   MD & HB No1 0-6-0ST

Avonside 1465  National Museum Liverpool - Large Object Store  August 2014.jpg

This locomotive was built by Avonside Engine Company at Bristol in 1904 for the Mersey Docks & Harbour Railway (MD&HR) at Liverpool.

Special features incorporated for use on the docks included a spark arrestor on the chimney to reduce the fire risk, and a warning bell fitted to the driving mechanism which would ring whenever the locomotive was in motion.

It worked on the docks at Liverpool until 1966.

Following its withdrwal from service it was presented to the Museum by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.

It is not on display to the public.

Avonside 1465  National Museum Liverpool - Large Object Store  August 2014.jpg 1465 in the large opject store of the National Museum Liverpool – August 2014

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