Neilson & Co     Works No 4004    Hodbarrow  No 6 Snipey 0-4-0CT

Neilson 4004 at Lytham - September 1971.jpg

This crane tank locomotive was built by Neilson in 1890 and worked at the Millom Hematite Ore & Iron Co.’s hematite mines. It was employed in moving pit props, sleepers and sections of rail around.

It has been claimed that it acquired the name Snipey as the profile of the crane was said to resemble the beak of the Snipe.

The current whereabouts of this locomotive are unknown.

Neilson 4004 at Lytham - September 1971.jpg
4004 at Lytham – September 1971

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