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RD14683.  Davenport 0-4-0. | by Ron Fisher
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RD14683. Davenport 0-4-0.

RD14683. Davenport 0-4-0 RYAM SUGAR COMPANY No.1, built in 1917.

 

The Ryam Sugar Company is in India and when they had finished with the locomotive, they simply dumped it. It fell into dereliction with trees growing through the wheels and motion! However, it was imported from India in 2013 and, despite its deplorable condition, lovingly restored to its former glory at the private Statfold Barn Railway in Staffordshire.

 

Along with numerous weird and wonderful contraptions, it was visiting the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales for their 'Quirks & Curiosities II' weekend and in this shot she is seen crossing Pont Britannia (Britannia Bridge) as she departs from Porthmadog Harbour Station at the rear of shuttle train to Hafod y Llyn.

 

Friday, 28th April, 2017. Copyright © Ron Fisher.

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Taken on April 28, 2017