THE INDUSTRIAL RAILWAY RECORD

No. 35 - p14-15

FEBRUARY 1971

PICTURE PARADE

BRIAN WEBB

 

    The only points that these three fine locomotives have in common are that they all worked in County Durham, all had inside cylinders, square section side tanks, side window cabs and square front spectacle windows. Here, however, the similarity ends.

    The Seaham Harbour Dock Company was the home of SEATON No.1 which I photographed in July 1959 at work after a recent overhaul. Built at the Seaham Works of the former Londonderry Railway in 1902, it lasted until 1962 when it was unfortunately scrapped.

    JEAN (Hawthorn Leslie 2769 of 1909) is seen at work in July 1968 high above the River Wear at Wearmouth Colliery helping out three diesels. The fourth diesel was under repair and JEAN was deputising for it.

    Also at Wearmouth Colliery and at work in October 1964 was WILL, a rather fine Barclay machine (999 of 1904). WILL was the last of a line of Barclay inside cylinder side tanks for the Wearmouth Coal Company and was scrapped in 1968 at Hylton Colliery.