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Britomart

Type of engine: 
steam

Britomart - along with Lilla - visited Woody Bay as part of "F&WHR On Tour" as part of our Autumn Gala September 2012.   Britomart left North Devon on Wednesday 3rd October  2012

Britomart is an 0-4-0ST quarry engine built by the Hunslet Engine Company, Leeds in 1899 (works No. 707) for Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry, in the Nantlle Vale.  Bought privately in 1965 by a consortium of FR volunteers, this well-travelled engine visited Dublin in 1974, the Leighton Buzzard Railway in 1986, the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in 1990, the Welsh Highland Railway in 2007, Hollycombe and Tyseley in 2010, Statfold Barn Railway and Dinas in 2011.

An 0-4-0ST quarry engine built by the Hunslet Engine Company, Leeds in 1899 (works No.707) for Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry, in the Nantlle Vale.

Bought by a private consortium of FR workers and volunteers in 1965 - was first steamed on the FR in July 1966.  Its blue livery is based on that of the former Great Northern Railway of Ireland.

In 2007 a major overhaul and repairs, including the fitting of a new inner firebox, was completed.   In 2010 it underwent some mechanical work , including new piston rings, axleboxes whitemetalled, horn faces surface ground and squared up and the journals skimmed.

Principal stated dimensions:

Cylinders: 7" x 10"
Nominal wheel diameter: 1' 8"
Boiler pressure: 160 psi.

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