1800s Works Locomotive and Trucks c1959

I worked at Head Wrightsons from 1949 to 1966. I took this photograph in the car park outside their main offices in Thornaby. It shows a 1880s Works Locomotive and Trucks renovated by Bob Alexander Jr and Doug Ormston as part of their apprenticeship program in 1959.

Photograph and details courtesy of Philip Moore.

6 thoughts on “1800s Works Locomotive and Trucks c1959

    • Glad to hear that but sorry about the trucks. Just as well I took it with the trucks. I last remember seeing the locomotive on a roundabout going from Thornaby into Stockton. That was a long time ago and it probably was then put into Preston Park as you now say.


  1. Nicknamed “coffee pots”,they were common in large factories,from the late 19th century onwards, mostly on narrow gauge rails, although this loco looks standard gauge. Some of the main line railway companies used them for various purposes. The apprentices seem to have made a good job of both Loco and wagons.


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