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.
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