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Beamish Railway Station 5/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 2

Down in front of the Waggon and Iron Works is one of the Beamish museums working locomotives, sadly not on the day we were there though. Avonside 0-6-0ST (works no. 1764) "Portbury", was built in 1917 for the Inland Waterways and Docks (War Department). She was acquired by Bristol Corporation Docks after the war and numbered S3, and then donated to Bristol Museums where she was restored to running condition in 1988. She is now in her original I W & D grey livery, No. 34. I have a further three series from Beamish planned between now and July, there is just so much to see and photograph.

 

Beamish Railway Station 5/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 2

Down in front of the Waggon and Iron Works is one of the Beamish museums working locomotives, sadly not on the day we were there though. Avonside 0-6-0ST (works no. 1764) "Portbury", was built in 1917 for the Inland Waterways and Docks (War Department). She was acquired by Bristol Corporation Docks after the war and numbered S3, and then donated to Bristol Museums where she was restored to running condition in 1988. She is now in her original I W & D grey livery, No. 34. I have a further three series from Beamish planned between now and July, there is just so much to see and photograph.

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Feb 2017, 01:16
Great shot, Brian.

More a shunter than a tourer, I think.
Brian Walbey: Definitely a shunter Ray.
It looks Fantastic Brian, and so clean.
Brian Walbey: It's obviously kept in good condition.
What a very handsome little loco, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it, somewhat smaller than those preserved ones you see nowadays!
This does look very well cared for!
Brian Walbey: It's obviously kept in good condition.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 17 Feb 2017, 06:06
I bet it was loved and cared for in its heyday, and still is
Brian Walbey: It's obviously kept in good condition.
The history for such a locomotive makes it all that more splendid, Brian. I like the art-deco feel to whatever it is behind it, too.
Brian Walbey: I don't know quite what that tank is for, but the engine is in fine condition.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2017, 07:30
I think I remember this loco running around Bristol City Docks
Brian Walbey: I believe it was on loan to Beamish at that time and Bristol is still its official home.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Feb 2017, 09:04
Well restored. And the big cigar in the background? I believe there is a lot that one can record and in many ways.
Brian Walbey: There are all sorts of bits and pieces one could photograph in this area alone but time didn't allow sadly, our coach driver had his schedule to keep to.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2017, 15:55
This is a fabulous hot. LOVE this locomotive and his surroundings... Very handsome indeed, like Frank said.
Brian Walbey: It was a shame it wasn't running that day, they do have live steam days and a gala each year.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2017, 16:33
Great picture Brian and without any onlookers! It all looks so well cared for.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Anne. Fortunately this area is gated so nobody can get right up to the engine.
this is just a wee one Brian... but i like it... i like it a lot....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it.
A delightful little loco Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Bill, shame it wasn't working that day.
A well maintained little workhorse of an engine!
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it Tom, shame it wasn't working that day.

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