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One Hundred Years Apart


The two locomotives in this image were built about one hundred years apart.

Edward Sholto was built in 1909 and is described as a Large Quarry (Penrhyn) type, she was the last new steam loco procured for Penrhyn quarries. When new, she cost 600 pounds. Laid up in 1956 she was exported to Canada in 1961 but no work was carried out. Returned to the UK in 2006 she was restored at Statfold Barn.

The second locomotive is Statfold, one of two new build Hunslet locomotives, both built at Statfold Barn, she entered service in late 2006.

They are seen here at the passing loop hauling a demonstration freight with a pair of old tractors as the load.

Other images from the event may be found here.

One Hundred Years Apart


The two locomotives in this image were built about one hundred years apart.

Edward Sholto was built in 1909 and is described as a Large Quarry (Penrhyn) type, she was the last new steam loco procured for Penrhyn quarries. When new, she cost 600 pounds. Laid up in 1956 she was exported to Canada in 1961 but no work was carried out. Returned to the UK in 2006 she was restored at Statfold Barn.

The second locomotive is Statfold, one of two new build Hunslet locomotives, both built at Statfold Barn, she entered service in late 2006.

They are seen here at the passing loop hauling a demonstration freight with a pair of old tractors as the load.

Other images from the event may be found here.

comments (10)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jun 2010, 05:42
Hey! How is your steam so much cleaner than mine??? These are really beautiful machines the more I look at them, Les.
Les Auld: They do have a quality about them Ginnie, the smoke is usually down to the type and quality of the coal being used.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jun 2010, 06:56
They are so small, I bet the driver's assistant sometimes have to get off and push to help.
Les Auld: The do pack plenty of power in such a small package Louis, thanks for the comment.
Nice one Les , are there any rail events next weekend.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Mick.

The Severn valley Railway has a 1940s event on, I'll be there on Saturday and the Birmingham Railway Museum has an open day on the Sunday so a trip down there is called for. I'm also proposing to go over to the NRM at York on Wednesday as Tornado is hauling Mallard off to Shildon and it may be a reasonable photo op, also I haven't been there for a long time.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 21 Jun 2010, 10:57
Good image Les
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage appreciate the comment.
The link was interesting Les..I didnt know that there were so many small engines built..Big boys toys..Wonderful.
Les Auld: I was quite surprised as well Ron, thanks for the comment.
A fine shot Les, as are all the images on your Flickr. There are quite a few different locos to the ones I saw last year, but I note they had the Land Rover device out.
Les Auld: It was a really interesting place Brian, and definitely worth going back in the future. thanks for the comment.
You do these shots so well Les, and this is one of them smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda, I do try.
Great subjects and complete with tractors for delivery. Nice shot.
Les Auld: The tractors were a treat in themselves John, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2010, 18:49
Lovely, Les! My railway interest in narrow gauge so this view is splendid for me. Pleased to See "Edward" in such fine fettle all these years later.
Les Auld: I do find the locomotives used on Narrow Gauge railways fascinating, usually strictly functional and quite charismatic. Thanks for the comment.
These small engines are always a delight Les
Les Auld: They are indeed Bill, thanks for the comment.

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