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Early Days (7)

Mr. J. Ramsbottom

1858 — DX Goods (3)
1863 — 4ft Shunter (3)
1870 — Special Tank (2)

Mr. F.W. Webb

1873 — Coal Engine (4)
1880 — 18in Goods (5)
1881 — Special DX (2)
1881 — Coal Tanks (2)
1893 — ‘A’ class (2)
1894 — Crane Tank (2)
1896 — Dock Tank (2)
1901 — ‘B’ class (2)
1903 — 1400 Class (2)

Mr. G. Whale

1904 — ‘C’ class (3)
1904 — ‘E’ class (3)
1906 — ‘D’ class (2)
1906 — ‘F’ class (2)
1906 — ‘G’ class (1)
1912 — ‘G1’ class (5)
1906 — 19in Goods (3)

Mr. C.J. Bowen Cooke

1911 — 1185 class (2)

Capt. H.P.M. Beames

1923 — 380 class (2)

Ex GCR

1919 — ‘MM’ class (2)

 

‘Lion’ 0-4-2

'Lion' 0-4-2 Click on picture
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LNWRS Photo Ref 9916

‘Lion’, the star of the film ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’, is fortunately still with us. An 0-4-2 built for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR) Explain 'Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR)', she was a goods engine, then later installed at Princes Dock, Liverpool, pumping water. The story of how she was discovered and rescued by Liverpool Engineering Society in 1929 and later restored to pristine glory by the LMS is one of the most heart-warming stories of preservation. Her chronology is:-

1838 built by Todd, Kitson & Laird as No.57
1847 renumbered LNWR No.116
1859 sold to Mersey Docks & Harbour Board as a pumping engine
1929 rescued for preservation restored at Crewe Works
1930 hauled replica train for L & M Centenary
1931 displayed at Liverpool Lime Street
1937 starred in film ‘Victoria the Great’
1938 steamed for London & Birmingham centenary
1951 starred in film ‘Lady with the Lamp’
1952 starred in film ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’

Still preserved, ‘Lion’ is now over 160 years old, having passed into a new Millennium.

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