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.
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