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Novel Use For Condemned Engine

Novel Use For Condemned Engine
Transport - Rail

Usually when an engine is withdrawn from traffic and consigned to scrap, it seldom, if ever, is heard of again in its original form. Strange, then, is the experience of the old Highland Railway engine of the large "Ben" class - Ben Achaoruinn, No. 14422 - built in 1909 and withdrawn at the beginning of March last. Partially dismantled, this old "Ben" has had a temporary reprieve from further destruction to serve a purpose far removed from the activities of a railway locomotive. A new boiler had to be installed in the laundry serving the station and station hotel at Inverness, and to permit the dismantling of the old one, and erection of the new, without interruption to the services, the old engine was propelled to a bay in the station close to the laundry premises, where, as the photo shows, a 3-inch steam pipe was connected from the engine boiler to the steam supply pipes underground leading to the laundry, hotel and District Office Buildings.

Views: 3,383    Year: 1937


Built 1867 and Still Going Strong

Built 1867 and Still Going Strong
Transport - Rail

Ex Midland Railway Double-framed 2-4-0 built at Derby Works to the designs of Matthew Kirtley. There were 22 of this class, which had 6'-3" driving wheels and were originally built for the newly-opened main line from Bedford to St. Pancras. Four only of these engines now remain.

Views: 3,101    Year: 1937


Pneumatic-tyred vehicle by Armstrong Siddeley Motors

Pneumatic-tyred vehicle by Armstrong Siddeley Motors
Transport - Rail

The car shown above is a pneumatic-tyred vehicle, built by Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., of Coventry which is on trial in service between Rugby and Wansford, travelling via Market Harborough and Seaton.

Views: 3,613    Year: 1936


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