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Steam at Beamish

 

Theer were two antique steam engines in steam in the pit yard at the Beamish Open Air Museum during the great North Steam Fair. Together they have more than 130 years in service and have been reunited for the first time in 60 years.

 

Beamish’s Coffee Pot engine and the Bluebell Railway’s Baxter locomotive last steamed together in 1949, at the Dorking Greystone Lime Company, in Surrey.

 

The Coffee Pot was built in 1871 by Head Wrightson on Teesside, and was the first engine purchased for the quarry.

 

The Baxter was bought from Fletcher Jennings in 1877 after production increased. The two workhorses remained steaming side-by-side until Coffee Pot went out of service in 1949.

 

The Coffee Pot is heading up two wagons from the Bowes Railway whist Captain Baxter is hauling a rake of 1870s chauldron waggons.

 

baxter

 

 

Steam at Beamish

 

Theer were two antique steam engines in steam in the pit yard at the Beamish Open Air Museum during the great North Steam Fair. Together they have more than 130 years in service and have been reunited for the first time in 60 years.

 

Beamish’s Coffee Pot engine and the Bluebell Railway’s Baxter locomotive last steamed together in 1949, at the Dorking Greystone Lime Company, in Surrey.

 

The Coffee Pot was built in 1871 by Head Wrightson on Teesside, and was the first engine purchased for the quarry.

 

The Baxter was bought from Fletcher Jennings in 1877 after production increased. The two workhorses remained steaming side-by-side until Coffee Pot went out of service in 1949.

 

The Coffee Pot is heading up two wagons from the Bowes Railway whist Captain Baxter is hauling a rake of 1870s chauldron waggons.

 

baxter

 

 

comments (8)

These are two fabulous compositions of the symbols of the of a new era in transportation....i grew up next to a railway yard as a boy and went to sleep every night to the rhythmic songs of the steam engines....petersmile
Les Auld: They do have a distinctive sound Peter, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Apr 2011, 06:10
I love the thought of a coffee pot engine, Les. It looks like a kid's toy. smile Both engines do. How charming. I can imagine you were in your element that day.
Les Auld: What with the Victorian Town and the Pit Village it is a fine place to be with a camera Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2011, 06:54
Interesting Read. Both images are super smile
Les Auld: Thanks Savo, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2011, 07:13
Blimey: it was in service during my lifetime!
Les Auld: And mine Chris, thanks for the comment.
A fine pair of veterans Les.
Les Auld: They are indeed Bill, thanks for the comment.
I've never ever seen pictures of these two before Les, what fine little engines.
Les Auld: They are grand locos Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Apr 2011, 12:33
I see how coffee Pot got its name,two very good photos
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
Such differing designs for locos of a similar age. An interesting story and fine pictures.
Les Auld: It is strange just how different they look, thanks for the comment Graeme.

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