Built by Henry Hughes & Company for the Door Valley Tramway in 1878. Originally constructed to 2’3″ gauge and re-gauged to two-foot by the Milburn Brothers when it was sold to Dadd in 1882.
Very similar in design to the standard-gauge Wantage Tramway Hughes engine built in 1877 and scraped in 1920, PRINCESS lead a far greater “charmed” life at Candlebridge.
The locomotives peculiar dimensions are testimony to its heritage when builders were still finding their way with engineering design. Short frames are secured to the firebox and cylinder casting at either end, with the wheels outside the frames, while a wide firebox gives ample steaming capability, and a small saddle tank provides adequate water capacity.
Cylinders – 6″ x 12″
Driving wheels – 24″ (dia)
Boiler pressure – 140 psi
Tractive effort – 1890lbs (@75%bp)
Operational status –