Peckett Industrial Locomotives

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For those who have not heard of Peckett & Sons they were a locomotive manufacturer based in the British city of Bristol. Until the mid 1950s they constructed locomotive for industrial service in the UK and elsewhere.

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Readers may be interested by the fact that the webmaster's father's father was an employee of Peckett & Sons for many years.

Peckett 0-4-0st 'Annie' - Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Yorkshire, UK

Annie is a R1 class industrial locomotive built by Peckett & Sons of Bristol, UK, in 1908.

Peckett 0-4-0st 'Annie' at Embsay station.

The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway website states that 'Annie' is now the best steamer on the line ! For her size the locomotive is considered to be very powerful. Not a great surprise really...

Annie's Lempor nozzle before installation. © Nigel A. H. Day
Annie's Lempor nozzle before installation. © Nigel A. H. Day

This is Annie's smokebox with the new nozzle, chimney, and blower ring installed. The blower is of the de Laval type © Nigel A. H. Day

This is Annie's smokebox with the new nozzle, chimney, and blower ring installed. The blower is of the de Laval type © Nigel A. H. Day

Peckett 0-4-0st 'F.C.Tingey'

F.C.Tingey at Kirby Stephen East on the Eden Vale Railway. © Nigel A. H. Day

F.C.Tingey at Kirby Stephen East on the Eden Vale Railway. © Nigel A. H. Day

The second Peckett redraughted by Nigel is R4 class 0-4-0st 'F.C.Tingey', Peckett works no. 2048 built in 1948. At the time of redraughting it was to be found on the Eden Valley Railway. I believe it is now operating on the Caledonian Railway at Brechin. By all accounts the locomotive now 'goes like a rocket' !

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