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. The locomotive is very similar to the standard-gauge Wantage Tramway Hughes engine built in 1877 and scraped in 1920.
The engine’s leading dimensions are testimony to its heritage at a time when builders were still finding their way with engineering design. It has short frames secured to the firebox and cylinder casting at either end, with the wheels outside the frames. While a wide firebox gives the boiler ample steaming capability, and a small saddle tank provides adequate water capacity. Coal is heaped into the corner of the cab!
Cylinders – 6″ x 12″
Driving wheels – 24″ (dia)
Boiler pressure – 140 psi
Tractive effort – 1890lbs (@75%bp)
Operational status –