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West Somerset Railway 6/7

On loan from the Bluebell Railway Fletcher Jennings No.3 Captain Baxter stands at Minehead on 28th.June ready for a Thomas event.

 

Fletcher, Jennings & Co. was an engineering company at Lowca near Whitehaven, Cumbria, England.  Fletcher and Jennings took over the business of Tulk and Ley in 1857. From then, until 1884, the company concentrated on four and six-coupled industrial tank locomotives, although other goods such as bridge girders, and blast-furnace shells for the burgeoning local iron industry, were also produced. By then nearly two hundred locomotives had been built and the company acquired limited liability as Lowca Engineering Company Ltd. It might be thought that "Lowca" is a play on the word "loco" but, in fact, it refers to the village where the factory was established in 1800.

In 1905, the name changed again to the New Lowca Engineering Company Ltd. but it was short-lived. Orders had fallen and, after a disastrous fire in 1912 all production ceased, the company being finally wound up in 1927.

 

Captain Baxter is an 0-4-0 Dorking Greystone Lime Company Engine. He was built by Fletcher Jennings in 1877 and spent his working life at the Dorking Greystone Limeworks at Betchworth Station.

 

All being well we will be joining Tiff's gathering in Dudley tomorrow, hopefully we may get the chance to meet a few of you U.K.Shutterchancers there as well.

West Somerset Railway 6/7

On loan from the Bluebell Railway Fletcher Jennings No.3 Captain Baxter stands at Minehead on 28th.June ready for a Thomas event.

 

Fletcher, Jennings & Co. was an engineering company at Lowca near Whitehaven, Cumbria, England.  Fletcher and Jennings took over the business of Tulk and Ley in 1857. From then, until 1884, the company concentrated on four and six-coupled industrial tank locomotives, although other goods such as bridge girders, and blast-furnace shells for the burgeoning local iron industry, were also produced. By then nearly two hundred locomotives had been built and the company acquired limited liability as Lowca Engineering Company Ltd. It might be thought that "Lowca" is a play on the word "loco" but, in fact, it refers to the village where the factory was established in 1800.

In 1905, the name changed again to the New Lowca Engineering Company Ltd. but it was short-lived. Orders had fallen and, after a disastrous fire in 1912 all production ceased, the company being finally wound up in 1927.

 

Captain Baxter is an 0-4-0 Dorking Greystone Lime Company Engine. He was built by Fletcher Jennings in 1877 and spent his working life at the Dorking Greystone Limeworks at Betchworth Station.

 

All being well we will be joining Tiff's gathering in Dudley tomorrow, hopefully we may get the chance to meet a few of you U.K.Shutterchancers there as well.

comments (12)

  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Sep 2011, 00:41
I saw this engine in action earlier in the year at Beamish Museum, it really looked the business. Nice one Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a very attractive little loco isn't it.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Sep 2011, 01:14
Such a cute little engine. Time to hunt through my photos from the steam show...
Brian Walbey: It is Debb. I look forward to seeing your photos.
Excellent capture!Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sue.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Sep 2011, 04:52
He is a handsome, perky little chap, and would grace any shunting yard, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes I've not come across this little beauty before Ray.
looks unassuming, bright red and slight
Brian Walbey: But still in full working order Ayush.
  • Chantal
  • Germany
  • 3 Sep 2011, 07:48
this would look great in selective coloring, keeping the red tones
Brian Walbey: That's a good thought Chantal.
''Choo choo'' ... Iconic train image
Brian Walbey: Great little thing isn't it Richard.
Another great old engine Brian. I wonder about the name Captain Baxter.
Brian Walbey: Yes I don't know where the name comes from but locos used to be named after famous people in times gone by.
This one stands out from the crowd all decked in red Brian.
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it Janet, it was being used for a Thomas the Tank weekend.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 3 Sep 2011, 14:05
Great information! We were to hit the rails today but thunderstorms changed our mind :o( Nice image
Brian Walbey: Shame you didn't get you train ride Jennie, another time perhaps.
Reminds me of a wooden toy my father made me long ago. Nice compact locomotive.
Brian Walbey: Yes it has that sort of feel John.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Sep 2011, 01:04
AARRGGHH! I can't find them! Got so many discs of photos. May be quite a while.
Brian Walbey: I will still be ineterested to see your pictures when you find them Debb.

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