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Wicksteed Park Railway
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Lady of The Lake
Wicksteed Park Railway (WPR) Lady of the Lake on display outside at Wicksteed Park in 2007
This 2ft gauge steam out line locomotive is named Lady of the Lake. It was built for the lines opening in 1931. The Locomotive is a is a 25hp Baguley locomotive powered by a petrol engine. It now has a Perkins diesel engine. This locomotive hauled the opening train. Lady of the Lake is only used on maintenance duties and is displayed in the engine shed at the station. This weekend it was on display outside
It used to pull coaches which were little more than open flat wagons with wooden seats like you get in a park bolted on. Although these are still at the park, they canot be used by passengers. New coaches were bought a few years ago. These have doors roofs and better brakes (air?). The air horn has been added I think and be for only the bell was used to warn any one the train was coming.
Wicksteed Park is at Kettering in Northamptonshire. it did had had a weekend using 2ft gauge narrow gauge steam engines bought in from various places onto its railway that runs around around the park. This event on this page was in 2007
WPR Lady of the Lake from the other side on display at Wicksteed Park in 2007
Chaloner and Taffy
Two De Winton locomotives vertical boiler narrow gauge locomotives named "Chaloner" and "Taffy" come round one of the curves at Wickstead Park in 2007. The railway is a circle around the park
Chaloner worked at the Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry tramways in Wales. Today its at the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway
Taffy is a replica De Winton vertical-boilered narrow gauge railway steam locomotive.
Wicksteed Park is at Kettering in Northamptonshire. Had a weekend of narrow gauge steam engines bought in from various places, runing on its railway, that runs around around Wickstead park.
Lots of help with Chaloner and taffy at Wicksteed Park in 2007
2043 King Arthur
King Arthur in the shed at Wicksteed Park in 2007
This 2ft gauge steam out line locomotive is named King Arthur
and like Lady of the Lake
was built for the lines opening in 1931. The Locomotive is a is a 25hp Baguley locomotive which was powered by a petrol engine. It now has a Perkins diesel engine which was fitted in the 1950s I think. It was on display in the shed at the station.
The shed plate was for Kettering steam locomotive shed which from 1950 till 1963 was 15B and Wicksteed Park is at Kettering
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