0-4-0ST steam locomotive, 'No. 6'
Historical note: this locomotive was named "Percy" in June 1973 by Rev. W. Awdry, author of the series of books based on "Thomas the Tank Engine", on the basis of its similarity to the locomotive of that name in the stories. The name is no longer carried.
|Built||1935, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Driving wheels||3' 4" diameter (approx 100 cm)|
|Cylinders||2 (inside), 15" diameter (approx 380 mm)|
|Previously worked||Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, Swanscombe, Kent|
|Entered collection||Purchased from APCM in 1971|
|Current status||Undergoing restoration to operational condition|
More details of this locomotive are given in our stockbook.