R & W Hawthorn Works No 244 Ellesmere 0-4-0WT

Hawthorn & Co 244 Ellesmere in the National Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh - February 2015.jpg

This locomotive was built in 1861 at the Leith Engine Works of Hawthorn & Co to a design patented by Samuel D Davidson.

It spent its working life at Howe Bridge Colliery near Atherton in Lancashire where it was used until 1957 when it was said to be the oldest working steam locomotive in Britain.

The locomotive is now preserved in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Hawthorn & Co 244 Ellesmere in the National Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh - February 2015.jpg 244 in the National Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh – February 2015

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