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Coffee Pot No.1

Originally built by the Stockton on Tees based company Head Wrightson, Coffee Pot No.1 has been restored and now lives on the Pit Village Railway at the Beamish Museum. It is seen here during the Great North Steam Fair hauling a set of 4Ton Chaldrons along the pit demonstration line.

 

A Chaldron is an old measure of volume used for coal, the exact definition varied by region, there were London Chaldrons and Newcastle Chaldrons to name but two. Dating from the 13th century, the Chaldron was the maximum size for coal wagons that, it was perceived, would not damage the roads.

Coffee Pot No.1

Originally built by the Stockton on Tees based company Head Wrightson, Coffee Pot No.1 has been restored and now lives on the Pit Village Railway at the Beamish Museum. It is seen here during the Great North Steam Fair hauling a set of 4Ton Chaldrons along the pit demonstration line.

 

A Chaldron is an old measure of volume used for coal, the exact definition varied by region, there were London Chaldrons and Newcastle Chaldrons to name but two. Dating from the 13th century, the Chaldron was the maximum size for coal wagons that, it was perceived, would not damage the roads.

comments (4)

Great image Les,beautiful restoration work on this wonderful piece of engineering,love the vivid red of Coffee Pot No 1,and what a brilliant name for it
Regards Jim
Les Auld: It is great Jim, thanks for the comment.
What a funny name for a train!! I like the photo. Much more character in these machines then in the ones from this era!!
Les Auld: It is amazing that they worked at all Marion, thanks for the comment.
Thats a great name for this lovely engine and very well maintained like they all are smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda, appreciate the comment.
This is a great old loco les if one can call it that.
Les Auld: Wheels, Steam, Driver, I think you can call it a loco Brian, thanks for the comment.

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