Peckett Locomotives - By Works Number
This page is intended to grow as material becomes available and time allows! The intention is to show as many Peckett locomotives as possible in works number order. If you have photos to contribute please
The Steam Locomotives
No.614 - Type W4
No.614 of January 1896. Named 'Bear' this 0-4-0st is a static exhibit on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Down Railway. It is the oldest surviving Peckett in the UK. 1997
No.738 - Type W4
No.738 of 1899. The photo was taken at the William Baird Coal Company, Twechar, Scotland. 1928. Photo courtesy of J.D. McAulay.
No.770 - Type M4
No.770 of April 1899, named 'Croxley Mills'. It is thought to be a type M4. This loco, which worked for John Dickinson and Co. Ltd. in Hertfordshire, UK, is believed to have been scrapped in 1937. If you have any more details on this loco please contact me.
No.784 - Type M4
No.784 of 1899. This 4'6" gauge 0-4-0st named 'Lee Moor No.2' operated on the Lee Moor Tramway in Devon. It is now preserved on the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh. © Phil Horton
No.832 - Type W4
No.832 of May 1900. Huntley and Palmers Ltd, of Reading, Loco D (locos had letters rather than numbers at this firm) and staff pose for the camera. The bearded gent on the loco, the driver, is known to be Henry Tollervey. The locomotive is believed to have eventually moved to a number of new operators finally ended up at New Cransley Iron and Steel of Kettering. Thanks to Geoff Pethick for the information on this loco. Photo courtesy of Roger Tollervey.
No.856 - Type X
No.856 of October 1900. This period photo of 856 was probably taken at Lilleshall Co. Ltd near Telford, Shropshire. The loco was ex-works on 22 October 1900 and worked until being scrapped in May 1932. Thanks to Geoff Pethick for the information on this loco. Photo courtesy of Phil Hand.
No.917 - Type R1
No.917 of January 1902. This 0-4-0st operated at Albright & Wilson in Oldbury, Worcestshire from 1930 until 1978 when sold into preservation. It is reported to have been named 'Shawcross' when dispatched by Peckett's. The loco is seen at its current home, the Chasewater Railway, to the north of Birmingham. Photo courtesy of Stephen Robb
No.959 of 1902. This 3' gauge locomotive was sold to the Swansea Corporation Water Works, Cray Reservoir. Taken from a 1903 edition of the magazine 'The Locomotive'. Courtesy of Dave Marden.
No.1002 of 1903. This diminutive 3' gauge locomotive was originally sold to the Commercial Gas Company of Poplar, London. Taken from a 1903 edition of the magazine 'The Locomotive'. Courtesy of Dave Marden. Further details can be read below (taken from the same source.)
No photograph is currently available but this sort extract from 'The Locomotive', provided by Dave Marden, gives some information on the locomotive.
No.1026 - Type 'Aluminium'
No.1026 of 1902. This 3' gauge 0-4-0t was built for the British Aluminium Company's operations at Larne Harbour. After withdrawal in the 1960s the locomotive eventually moved to the Shanes Castle Railway where it was to remain until the closure of that line in 1995. Whilst there it was named 'Tyrone'. From 2002 onwards No.1026 has worked on the Giant's Causeway Railway. In the above photograph 'Tyrone' is shown piloting Andrew Barclay No.2265 of 1949 'Shane'. My thanks to Jonathan Black for the details. Also see here. © Jonathan Black
No.1029 of April 1904. This 3'6" gauge loco is seen on display outside the Lion Brewery, Cape Town. © Geoff Pethick
No.1011 - Type E
No.1011 of 1903. Named 'Beaufort' this standard gauge 0-4-0st was purchased by the Ebbw Vale Company of Monmouthsire. Photo courtesy of Clive Parker.
No.1054 - Type E
No.1054 of September 1907. This loco was, at one time, in GWR stock as No. 927. Thanks to Allan Pendragon for the photo and Geoff Pethick for the info.
No.1069 - Type M4
No.1069 of 1905. This 3'6" gauge locomotive is seen when available for sale in 2009. Built new for the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Co. Ltd of Australia. Later it moved to Mount Isa to operate ar the mines system. 1069 was withdrawn in 1955. For many years it was on display at St Joseph's Convent School, Mount Isa. It later joined the collection of Jeff Daly in Melbourne. © Peter Newett
No.1159 - Type R1
No.1159 of August 1908. 'Annie', an 0-4-0st is seen in preservation days at Embsay. This loco has been fitted with a Lempor exhaust ejector under the direction of Nigel Day. © Nigel Day
No.1163 - Type M5
No.1163 of December 1908. Named 'Whitehead' this 0-4-0st was initially preserved on the West Somerset Railway. It is seen here at Minehead where the goods shed and platform had been adapted for use as the running shed. Late 1970s. © Simon Bowditch
No.1163 on test at Minehead alongside the ¼ mile long platform. During the loco's time on the West Somerset Railway it was used to haul Dunster Signalbox the few miles to Minehead where it today controls activity at the station! Late 1970s. © Simon Bowditch
No.1174 - Type R1
No.1174 of 1908. A 3'6" gauge R1 constructed for the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Co. Ltd of Rockhampton, Australia. It later moved to work at Mount Isa before being preserved at Barkly Highway State School, Soldiers Hill, Mount Isa. In the 1990s it joined the collection of Jeff Daly in Melbourne. © Peter Newett
No.1217 of 1910 - once! This is not as built and shipped to Butler Bros Ltd of New Zealand. At some point in its history this 3'6" gauge 0-4-0st was transformed into a diesel. The poor loco! The photograph was taken in 1956. © Brian Whebell
The current remains of No.1217 include this worksplate. © Mark Gough
No.1257 - Type R2
No.1257 of November 1912. Named 'Uppingham' this 0-4-0st is seen at Derbyshire Stone, Wirksworth, 11 July 1971. © Steve Price, courtesy of G.A.Cryer www.geoffspages.co.uk
No.1257 is preserved at the Rutland Railway Museum, not a million miles from the town 'Uppingham'. 28 January 2007
No.1270 of August 1911. This 2' gauge 0-6-0st named Triassic is now based on the Bala Lake Railway and is seen here under overhaul. © Bryce Latham
No.1287 - Type SX12
No.1287 of 1912. This SX12 0-4-0st was named 'Fola'. It is seen at the Tunnel Cement works near Purfleet in Essex. Note the 'homemade' lifeguards fitted to the loco. January 1964. © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1316 of 1913. This 3' gauge 0-6-0st is named 'Scaldwell'. It was sold to the Lamport Ironstone Company of Northampton. This locomotive is now preserved at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. © Dave Marden
No.1318 - Type R2
No.1318 of April 1913. This locomotive was named 'Anglo-Dane'. It stands alongside the coal stage at Tunnel Cement Works near Purfleet in Essex. January 1964. © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1375 - Type M5
No.1375 of 1914. This locomotive was purchased by J.R Wood and Company of Southampton. it is shown on the Chapel Tramway in Southampton. Courtesy of Dave Marden
No.1424 - Type X2
No.1424 of 1916. This locomotive worked at Melingriffith Tin Plate works in Whitchurch,. Cardiff. Photo courtesy of Bruce Pearce
No.1426 - Type B2
No.1426 of November 1916 at Brynlliw Colliery. January 31 1978. © Roger Griffiths
No.1438 - Type W5
No.1438 of 1912. This locomotive is operated by the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society. © Phil Horton.
No.1555 - Type M5
No.1555 of March 1920 at Sellindge, Kent, UK, awaiting an overhaul. June 27 2006. © Martyn Bane
No.1567 - Type X2
No.1567 of 1920. This locomotive, "Ackton Hall No.3", is seen in the yard of the National Coal Mining Museum. July 31 2007. © Martyn Bane
No.1579 - Type M5
No.1579 of April 1921. Named 'Pectin' this 0-4-0st is now based at the Yeovil Railway Centre. October 23 2005
Also see this page.
No.1631 - Type 1287
No.1631 of May 1923. This 12 ton 0-4-0t, named 'Marcia', is seen on the Kent & East Sussex Railway in 1980. © Geoff Pethick
|No.1631 at Rolvenden works on the Kent & East Sussex Railway under overhaul. June 27 2006|
No.1638 - Type R2
No.1638 of 1923. This R2 0-4-0st was named 'Bristol'. It is shown crossing Britannia Road in Southampton en route to Dibles Wharf on 16th. September 1953. This is taken from an old Pamlin Postcard. Courtesy of Dave Marden.
No.1664 of June 1924. This 3'6" gauge 0-4-2t has 7"x12" cylinders. It was built for shunting at the Portland cement works, Whangarei, New Zealand. It is now preserved by the Whangarei Steam & Model Railway Club, where it is seen in store. Photo courtesy of Neil Wood.
No.1666 - Type R2
No.1666 of 1924. This R2 delivered new to George Skey & Co. Ltd., Tame Valley Colliery, Brick & Tile Works near Wilencote, Staffordshire. During 1931 it moved to Hawfield Brick & Pipe Works at Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. J. C. Staton & Co Ltd of Tutbury, Staffordshire owned the locomotive from October 1953. Finally the locomotive was scrapped at Tutbury between August 1969 and June 1970. © Clive Baker who also provided the locomotive history.
No.1687 - Type W6
No.1687 of 1926. This locomotive was built for the Co-Operative Wholesale Society, Shilbottle Colliery in Northumberland. © Steve Topping
No.1689 - Type R2
No.1689 of May 1925. 'Thor', the name this locomotive carried from new, is recorded as having been sold to Tunnel Portland Cement. When photographed it was operating for Alpha Cement. January 1964 © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1690 - Type R2
No.1690 of July 1926, 'Lady Angela', at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway. August 21 2005
The works plate says it all! August 21 2005
No.1711 of 1926. This 2'6" gauge 0-4-0st, now named 'Sir John Grice', was built for the Metropolitan Gas Co., Melbourne, Australia. © Frank Stamford
No.1711 is preserved on the Puffing Billy Railway in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. This 0-4-0st has 7"x10" cylinders. The locomotive can often be seen mocked up as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'. © Bill Hanks
No.1722 - Type W6
No.1722 of December 1926, named 'Rocket'. This 0-4-0, painted in an approximation of Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway Prussian blue stands outside at Tyseley Locomotive Works at the end of a heavy overhaul. April 13 2003
No.1731 - Type W6
No.1731 of July 1927. This 3'6" gauge 0-4-0st is seen at Union Steel Corporation’s Klip Works, Vereeniging. Already out of use several components have been removed and the loco has gained the stenciled name "Klein Ben". 11 October 1976. © Roger Griffiths
No.1731 the mid 1980s, still at Klip Works and is use for apprentice training. This locomotive is now part of the Sandstone Heritage Trust Fleet. © Geoff Pethick.
No.1734 - Type R2
No.1734 of July 1927. Named 'Thurwit' it was sold from new to Thurrock Chalk and Whiting of Purfleet, Essex. This 0-4-0st is seen working at Pufleet when the owners had become Alpha Cement. The large dumb buffers are of interest. 07 August 1963 © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1736 - Type W6
No.1736 of 1927. No photo of the locomotive is yet to hand but a photo of one worksplate is presented instead. © Marg Weaver
No.1747 - Type W6
No.1747 of 1928. This 0-4-0st was named 'Longfield'. It is shown operating at Holborough in the late 1960s. © Jon Marsh
No.1750 - Type M5
No.1750 of February 1928. Named 'D.I.K. 1928' this machine operated in Persia. Click here to read about it.
No.1756 - Type R2
No.1756 of 1928. This 0-4-0st named 'Hornpipe' was built for the Holborough Cement Co., Snodland, Kent. © David Buck
No.1787 - Type X2
No. 1787 of May 1933. This 0-6-0st was 'Newdigate No.4'. Thanks to Geoff Pethick for the info. © Roger Albion
No.1788 - Type R3
No.1788 of September 1929. Now named 'Kilmersdon', having been based at Kilmersdon colliery, is now resident at Washford of the West Somerset Railway. 07 October 2006
No.1824 - Type OQT
No.1824 of 1931. This standard gauge 0-8-0 was the largest locomotive ever produced by Peckett. it operated on Christmas Island hauling phosphate trains. An article is available here.
No.1859 - Type OX1
No.1859 of June 1932 - better known as 'Sir Gomer' - at Mountain Ash colliery in 1974. The loco is now at the Battlefield Line Railway. © Roger Griffiths
No.1870 - Type M7
No.1870 of September 1934. Built for the metre gauge Finedon quarry system, numbered No.85, this 0-6-0st is now preserved at Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. 28 January 2007
No.1871 - Type M7
No.1871 of September 1934. This metre gauge 0-6-0st is seen in John.R.Billows yard on Pytchley Rd. Industrial Estate, Kettering. It is now preserved at Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. 23 June 1973 © G.A.Cryer www.geoffspages.co.uk
No.1880 - Type R4
No.1880 of May 1935. This 0-4-0st was named 'Nelson'. It is seen at the Empire Paper Mills in Kent. 21 September 1963 © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1889 - Type B3
No.1889 of December 1935. Named 'Menelaus' this 0-6-0st is seen at Cwm Colliery in 1979. It is now on the Caledonian Railway in Brechin. © Geoff Pethick.
No.1891 - Type X2
No.1891 of 1940. No loco photo this time but a photo of the builder's plate. This 0-6-0st was named 'Manvers Main No.12'.
No.1893 - Type W6
No.1893 of April 1936. The loco is seen at Coleford Great Western Railway Museum in 2005 undergoing a steam test following an overhaul. The museum has produced an excellent history of the loco which can be read here. © Sean Walsh
No.1900 of 1935. This standard gauge loco is just 5'9" tall. It was built especially for the Courtaulds system at Holywell Junction, Flint, with very tight clearances, the wagon behind gives an idea of the severity of the loading gauge restriction. This locomotive, often referred to as the 'Flying Bufferbeam' is preserved at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. © Robert Frise
No.1903 - Type M5
No.1903 of 1936. This 0-4-0st was originally supplied to the South Wales Public Wharf & Transit Company, Penarth. © Michael Waters
No.1908 - Type R4
No.1908 of June 1937. This loco operated on Ford's internal railway network at their Dagenham, Essex, plant. It was Ford No.6. January 1964. © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1909 - Type M5
No.1909 of October 1936. This 2'6" gauge 0-6-2t was purchased by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. Ltd., now BP. It was named 'D.I.K. 1936'. Click here to read about a previous locomotive of this type for the same owner.
No.1920 - Type B3
No.1920 of 1936. Type B3 0-6-0st 'Coronation', in the company of another Peckett and a diesel, at the coal stage of the Tunnel Cement works, Purfleet in Essex. January 1964. © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1925 - Type OY
No.1925 of February 1937. This 0-4-0st named 'Caliban' is seen at Haverthwaite on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in 1979. © Geoff Pethick
No.1935 - Type W6 Special
No.1935 of November 1937. This 0-4-0st, named 'Hornet' is seen at Bersham Colliery, Wrexham. 24 August 1979 © G.A.Cryer www.geoffspages.co.uk
Following a busy and active life serving industry 'Hornet' has been preserved. It can now be found on the Ribble Steam Railway. 24 August 1979 © G.A.Cryer www.geoffspages.co.uk
No.1940 - Type FA
No.1940 of December 1937. 'Henbury', now preserved at Bristol Industrial Museum, was built in Bristol and worked all her life in Bristol at Avonmouth docks. It is still owned by Bristol City Council. © Richard Pearson
No.1950 - Type R4
No.1950 of February 1938. This 0-4-0st, named 'Bradley' is seen propelling a set wagons at Northfleet Deep Water Wharf & Storage Company in Kent. 21 September 1963 © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.1960 - Type W7
No.1960 of November 1938. This locomotive was supplied to Brown Bayley's Steel Works in Sheffield. From 'Model Engineer' 22 November 1962. Thanks to John Wright for supplying the scan.
No.1967 - Type W6 Special
No.1967 of April 1939. Named 'Merlin' this 0-4-0st is now based at the Timothy Hackworth Victorian and Railway Museum in Shildon. This 1979 view shows the loco on the Gwili Railway. © Geoff Pethick
No.1985 - Type W6
No.1985 of 1940. This photo claims to be of P1985 which was named 'Alexander' and original supplied to the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. However identification is not confirmed. Photographer unknown.
No.1990 - Type W6
No.1990 of October 1940. This 0-4-0st is named 'Ironbridge No.3' and now resides on the Telford Steam Railway. This photograph was taken at Ironbridge power station in July 1980 when the loco was for sale. © Geoff Pethick
No.1990 is seen in steam at Ironbridge Power Station. © G.A.Cryer www.geoffspages.co.uk
No.2000 - Type B3
No.2000 of December 1942. This outside cylinder 0-6-0st is now preserved at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre. © Andy Booth
No.2003 - Type W7
No.2003 of May 1941. This loco, now named 'John Blenkinsop', is resident on the Middleton Railway in Leeds. December 2005. © Andrew Johnson
No.2004 - Type W7
No.2004 of February 1941. This 0-4-0st, in partially dismantled condition, is seen at Tyseley Locomotive Works. This loco has been painted as the Thomas the Tank Engine series loco No.6 Percy! October 22 2005
No.2012 of March 1941. This 0-4-0t, named 'Herbert', is seen at Shackerstone in 1980. © Geoff Pethick
No.2012 in 2005, on display at Cadeby Light Railway.© Bryce Latham
No.2029 - Type Special R4
No.2029 of 1942. This large metre gauge 0-6-0st operated at Finedon quarries. Interestingly it is classified as a Special R4 but, on the surface, bears little relation to the standard gauge 0-4-0st R4 type! It is now preserved at Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. 28 January 2007
No.2031 - Type M5
No.2031 of November 1942. Named 'Ashley' this locomotive now resides on the South Devon Railway. 09 July 2006
No.2036 - Type FA
No.2036 of April 1943. This Port of Bristol Authority 0-6-0st was named 'Bristol' and numbered S11. It is seen at the head of the RCTS 'The Gloucestershire Railtour'. 21 July 1963. © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.2037 - Type FA
No.2037 of June 1943. Numbered S12 and named 'Clifton' is seen at the Avonmouth docks depot. Behind areS13 'Redland' (No.2038 of August 1943) and what is believed to be S2 'William' built by Peckett's great local rival Avonside in 1915 as No.1725. 21 July 1963. © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.2080 - Type R4
No.2080 of October 1946. Named 'Northfleet' was owned and operated by Northfleet Deep Water Wharf & Storage Company, Kent. 21 September 1963. © Geoff Plumb http://geoff-plumb.fotopic.net
No.2081 - Type Special OY
No.2081 of December 1947. Given the running number 11 when in industrial service the loco is seen on the Foxfield Railway. July 1995.
No.2084 - Type OY1 Special
No.2084 of February 1944. Named 'F.C.Tingey' this 0-4-0st is seen at Kirkby Stephen whilst the then newly fitted Lempor exhaust ejector was being proven. . © Nigel Day
No.2085 - Type OY1 Special
No.2085 of 1948. This locomotive was built for Courtaulds Castle Works in Flint. It is now preserved on the island of Jersey at the Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum. © Dave Marden
No.2087 - Type OY1 Special
No.2087 of 1948. Shown here in fictitious British Railways livery this locomotive was sold to Courtaulds for use at Aber works, Flint, North Wales. It is preserved at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. 2004. © Colin Ashman
No.2100 - Type R4
No.2100 of 1949. Named 'William Murdoch' this locomotive is seen at the Great Western Railway Preservation Group's Southall base. 2007. © Rahul Moho
No.2101 - Type RH
No.2101 of October 1949. This machine was 3'6" gauge was built for Rhodesian Iron and Steel Company, Bulawayo. Note the smokebox is hinged on the opposite side to normal. The cylinders were 14" x 22". Many thanks to Mike Giles for this information on the loco.
No.2103 - Type R4 Special
No.2103 of September 1948. Built for Croydon power station this 0-4-0st is now based on the Middleton Railway. © Andrew Johnson
No.2104 - Type R4 Special
No.2104 of April 1951. This loco is seen at Croydon B power station. 18 August 1971 © Steve Price, courtesy of G.A.Cryer www.geoffspages.co.uk
No.2105 - Type R4
No.2105 of 1951. This locomotive is the third of the trio build for Croydon power station. It is preserved at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. © Colin Ashman
No.2108 - Type E1
No.2108 of January 1950. This loco was sold new to NCB Darfield Main Colliery. Thanks to Allan Pendragon for the photo and Geoff Pethick for the info.
No.2112 - Type R4
No.2112 of 1949. This 0-4-0st was delivered new to the Burton upon Trent brewery of Truman, Hanbury and Buxton in 1949. Initially she would have shared duties with an earlier Peckett R2 class, works no. 1585 of 1922 and later, from 1954, with Peckett works no. 2136. In March 1958, 2112 left the brewery by low-loader for J. C. Staton & Co. Ltd., Tutbury, Staffordshire. By the time of its closure, in 1968, the Tutbury plaster mill had become part of the British Gypsum organisation, so in April 1969, 2112 was moved once more, to British Gypsum’s Hawton Works but was scrapped in 1970. © Clive Baker who also provided the locomotive history.
No.2114 - Type B3
No.2114 of December 1950. This 0-6-0st was seen at Brynlliw Colliery in 1976. It now resides at the Kidwelly Industrial Museum. © Geoff Pethick
No.2124 - Type OQ
No.2124 of June 1951. This substantial 0-6-0st operated at Tower Colliery. For some reason it would not steam and thus was not a very successful machine. Thanks to Steve Oakden for the photo.
No.2128 - Type R4
No.2128 of 1951. This 0-4-0st is shown delaying a lorry as it crossed Belvidere Rd on its way to Dibles Wharf in Southampton. Bert Moody collection courtesy of Dave Marden.
No.2129 - Type R4
No.2129 of 1952. Crane Ltd of Ipswich, Suffolk purchased this locomotive from new. It now resides on Jersey at the Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum where is part of the active steam fleet. © Dave Marden
No.2133 of November 1952. This a 0-6-0 tender loco had one heck of an overhang at each end! It was built for the Nizam Sugar Factory, Nizamabad in India along with a twin - No.2134.
No.2141 of February 1954. This 0-6-0t was built for 3' gauge operation but has been converted to run on 3'6" following the connection of its home base to the national 3'6" gauge network of Mozambique. It is seen at Marromeu, Mozambique, awaiting rescue by the Sandstone Heritage Trust. © Geoff Pethick
No.2141 of 1954. Leaving Mozambique - 2141 is seen at Beira docks with several other locos all heading for the Sandstone Heritage Trust. © Geoff Pethick
No.2143 of January 1953. This 2' gauge 0-6-0st is seen at Beira docks, Mozambique, waiting to be transported to the Sandstone Heritage Trust in South Africa. © Geoff Pethick
No.2143 of 1953. Another view at Beira docks, Mozambique, whilst awaiting transportation to the Sandstone Heritage Trust in South Africa. © Geoff Pethick
No.2150 - Type OQ
No.2150 of June 1954. Once named 'Mardy No.1' but perhaps better known as the Mardy Monster is seen at Mardy colliery. © Paul Sharpe
No.2150 in 2004, now named 'Mardy Monster'. © Paul Sharpe
No.2151 - Type OQ
No.2151 of September 1954. The other Mardy OQ, this one having been 'Mardy No.2', at the end of her days. © Steve Oakden
No.2155 of March 1955. This loco is unique as the only fireless steam loco ever to emerge from Atlas Works. In service weight was 20t whilst the cylinders were 12"x14" - however in the works list the cylinder sizes are recorded as 12"x18".. As article on the loco can be found here.
In 2005 it was reported No.2155 had have been put on display new Cadishead bypass in Greater Manchester. This photo shows the loco at its previous location in Irlam. © Graham MacFall
This September 2006 view shows No.2155 in its new location on Cadishead bypass. © Graham MacFall
No.2157 of July 1955. This 3'6" gauge 0-4-2t his the same type as No.1664 shown above. It was built for shunting at the Portland cement works, Whangarei, New Zealand. It is now preserved by the Whangarei Steam & Model Railway Club. Photo courtesy of Neil Wood.
No.2161 of March 1957. This 2' gauge 0-4-0st was supplied new to the Sena Sugar Estates in Mozambique. It is seen here being reassembled at the Sandstone Heritage Trust works in South Africa. No. 2161 was the penultimate steam locomotive built by Pecketts. © Geoff Pethick
No.2161 seen in early 2006 - almost ready to go. © Sandstone Estates.
No.2165 - The Last Peckett Steam Locomotive
No.2165 of June 1958. This is the very last steam loco to be produced by Pecketts. It is seen at Marromeu prior to transportation to Sandstone Heritage Trust works in South Africa. Built for the 3' gauge this 0-6-0t has now been converted to 3'6" gauge. © Geoff Pethick
The Diesel Locomotives
Normally this site is a diesel free zone. I am making an exception for the handful of Peckett built diesels as they are an essential piece of the company's history. In total only 5 Peckett diesels were built. These were:
|Works Number and Year||Type|
|No.5000 of 1955||200hp 0-4-0DM||
Works numbers were allocated to Nos.5004-5012 and 5017, which were intended to be of the 200hp 0-4-0DM type. However they were never built.
Nos.5015 & 5016 were allocated to an order from Carbones de la Nueva SA, Spain, dated January 1958. The locomotives were to have been a pair of Class G14 0-4-0DMs built to 65cm gauge. It is believed these locomotives were partially built when the order was cancelled with September 1959.
|No.5001 of 1956||200hp 0-4-0DM|
|No.5002 of July 1957||100hp 0-4-0DM|
|No.5003 of 1958||200hp 0-4-0DM|
|No.5014 of August 1959||200hp 0-6-0DM|
No.5003 - Type G 20, 200hp
No.5003 of 1958 - Austins No.1 - at Haworth in yard on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in 1976. Although built in 1958 No.5003 remained unsold until April 1961. © Roger Griffiths
No.5014 - 200hp
These photographs of No.5014 are reproduced here with the permission of the locomotive's owners npower. My thanks to them.
No.5014 of August 1959. This unique 0-6-0DM has, for many years, been on display at Aberthaw Power Station. In September 2006 it arrived on the East Somerset Railway for cosmetic attention. 10 September 2006
The front end of No.5014. Note the fold down steps on front body panel. 10 September 2006
The Peckett diesels continued the tradition of carrying buffers bearing the makers name. 11 September 2006
Two views of No.5014 in early 2007 having been cosmetically overhauled Cranmore Train Maintenance Services. © Tom Yardley
Much of the detail above has been gleaned from Frank Jux's Peckett Locomotive Works List. Additional information has been supplied by Geoff Pethick and as noted above. My thanks to all who have helped with this and related pages.