Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway


(C) YDRMT This is another Austerity locomotive that worked for the National Coal Board - this time at Walkden. It is not yet on the railway, and will probably not arrive until Revenge and Warspite have both been returned to steam. Apparantly the Marrows have already started to dismantle it, however!

"We purchased Hudswell Clarke No. 1776 and had it brought to our new workshops in Wigan on Monday January 28th. The engine has been derelict since the NCB finished with it in October 1970. It was sold to Jose K. Holt in Chequerbent near Bolton who are scrap merchants. Although they had scrapped several Walkden locos they kept Harry although it only ever got a coat of red lead. It went to the Shropshire Collection and was offered for sale in April 2000. Unfortunately the entire collection was sold to one purchaser. However we heard on the grapevine last year that it was for sale again and this time we were success full in obtaining the loco."

For further information on the progress being made with Harry, please see http://respite3696.tripod.com/Hunslet2414/id18.html

Harry's boiler is being overhauled for fitting to Warspite (formerly 'Sir Robert Peel'). In exchange, the boiler from Warspite will be fitted to Harry. Work currently involves stripping the loco and overhauling components as they are removed. No completion date has been set as it is fitted in between other jobs at the owner's business.

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