Nasmyth, Wilson & Co    Works No 454      No 4 0-4-0

Naysmith & wilson 454 at the Midland Railway Centre - March 1995.jpg

Weight 23t 19cwt
Driving Wheels 3ft 3ins
Boiler Pressure 140psi
Cylinders 14in x 20in
Tractive Effort 11,961lbf

This locomotive was built in 1894 for Brown Bayley Steel.

The firm had been established in Sheffield in 1871 as Brown, Bayley & Dixon. They occupied a site on Leeds Road which was later occupied by the Don Valley sports stadium. The firm manufactured Bessemer steel and railway tracks.

Notable among its employees was Harry Brearley, the inventor of stainless steel. He left Firths after a dispute over the patents.

The locomotive is now based at the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley where it is permanently plinthed outside.

Naysmith & wilson 454 at the Midland Railway Centre - March 1995.jpg 454 at the Midland Railway Centre – March 1995
Nasmyth Wilson 454 at Swanwick Junction, Midland Railway Centre - February 2018.jpg 454 at Swanwick Junction, Midland Railway Centre – February 2018


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