Built by N.A. Dadd & Sons for the Door Valley Tramway in 1882.
Doomed to failure, the Tramway was never built and PRINCESS remained at the Maidenhead workshops.
When Dadd was awarded the contract to construct the Candlebridge Tramway in 1885, PRINCESS was moved to Boot Lane.
With a flair for the unique, Dadd endowed PRINCESS with the graceful lines of a hitherto unseen tram-engine design. While under the locomotive’s skirts is an unusual flexible wheel & valve gear arrangement.
Cylinders – 7″ x 12″
Driving wheels – 25″ (dia)
Boiler pressure – 160 psi
Tractive effort – 2825lbs (@75%bp)
Operational status –
not in service (awaiting overhaul)