Avonside Engine Co Works No 1883 Joan 0-6-0ST

Avonside 1883 at the Dinting Railway Centre - July 1989.jpg

 

Introduced 1921
Designer Avonside Engine Company
Company Haunchwood Colliery
Weight 34t 10cwt
Driving Wheels 3ft 9½in
Boiler Pressure 170psi
Cylinders Outside – 16in  x  24in
Tractive Effort 18,364lbf
Valve Gear

 This locomotive was delivered new in 1922 by Avonside Engine Company to Haunchwood Colliery in North Warwickshire coalfield. It was was transferred to Arley Colliery on closure of Haunchwood.

The engine received a new boiler in 1950, manufactured by Andrew Barclay of Kilmarnock, and a new inner firebox in 1961, manufactured by Hunslet of Leeds, with a new tube configuration.

The engine was purchased from Baddesley Colliery by the Dinting Railway Centre, arriving in Dinting during July 1975. After a retube and minor repairs, the locomotive was steamed regularly for brakevan rides. The engine was last steamed in April 1981, when it was stopped for a complete boiler overhaul.

On the closure of the railway centre, the engine was purchased by the present owner in July 1990, and moved to the Fleetwood Locomotive Centre, and then to the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston where it arrived in April 2002.

It is planned to return the locomotive to run on the Ribble Steam Railway.

Avonside 1883 at the Dinting Railway Centre - July 1989.jpg 1883 at the Dinting Railway Centre – July 1989
Avonside 1883 at the Ribble Steam Railway - October 2015.jpg  1883 at the Ribble Steam Railway – October 2015


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