PRINCESS

 

Built by N.A. Dadd & Son for the Door Valley Tramway in 1882.

Heavily involved with the design & construction of the Door Valley Tramway, Dadd was also commissioned to build a locomotive for the railway.
A beautiful machine with subtle curves, reminiscent of many tram engines built in the same period. Built with a short “T” boiler, PRINCESS is an inside-framed locomotive with a delicate Stevenson’s valve gear.

PRINCESS worked the Door Valley Tramway for six years until YEOMAN arrived in 1888 when she returned to Dadd for overhaul.
The engine was overhauled again in 1911 & 1934, but this time by Robson’s of Bray.

When the Door Valley closed in 1965, Rose was offered all the stock. Undoubtedly his pride & joy, PRINCESS was stored at Candlebridge until 1975 when it was overhauled by the Allied Marine & locomotive Company and returned to Candlebridge in 1978.

Specifications –
0-4-0 T
Cylinders – 7″ x 10″
Driving wheels – 21″ (dia)
Boiler pressure – 160 psi
Tractive effort – 2800lbs (@75%bp)

Operational status –
in service


PRINCESS on shed at Boot Lane – July 2023