THAMES

 

Built by Garibaldi Engineering for the Door Valley Tramway in 1897.
Involved with the railway from the outset, Dadd produced designs for the locomotive, which were heavily influenced by his previous experiences with the Candlebridge engines.
Used infrequently, the railway was dismantled in 1936, and the locomotive & stock offered to Butler for use at Candlebridge.
Only four of the Dadd designed machines survive, it is fitting that they all reside at Candlebridge and the railway he built.

There is some confusion regarding the locomotive builder, there is no record Garibaldi Engineering ever existed in the Maidenhead area. However, a public house in the village of Bourne End called “The Garibaldi”, dates from the same period as THAMES.

Specifications ::
0-4-0 T
Cylinders – 6″ x 9″
Driving wheels – 21″ (dia)
Boiler pressure – 160 psi
Tractive effort – 1850lbs (@75%bp)

Operational status –
in service


THAMES