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Beyer Peacock 0-4-0

By spikemoz
Another from my Foxfield visit. The Foxfield Railway has what is probably the best collection of industrial locomotives, several of them well over 100 years old and still in working order. This example is a Beyer Peacock 0-4-0 saddle tank built at their works in Gorton, Manchester in 1879. She was in the loco' shed receiving attention from the fitters. The boiler safety valves were made by the Salter Company, who made various weighing scales, mostly for retail shops. These valves could be screwed down to increase the boiler pressure and after several catastrophic explosions, the pressure vessel regulations were changed to require at least one locked tamper proof safety valve to be fitted, as well as the Salter valves. In later years Beyer Peacock became internationally famous for it's Beyer Garratt articulated locomotives.


Tags: General Transport Landscape and travel

Voters: Alan_Baseley, andylea, andrewrit and 19 more

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24 Mar 2009 12:34AM
Beautiful image, plenty of detail
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
24 Mar 2009 12:37AM
A nice set of images the red really stands out well and enhance's the shots. - gary
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 6:33AM
Super detail in the great images
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 8:05AM
A superb set of images.
24 Mar 2009 9:33AM
Fabulous set of shots Spike and a very informative write up too. Some of the boiler explosions caused by screwing down the safety valves are described in L.T.C Rolt's book Red For Danger.
24 Mar 2009 10:56AM
A really good set of shots.

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