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Saturday, 16 May 2020

Consett Long Boilered A Tanks

No.41 among the austerity locos at Swalwell in May 1969
(photo Bobby Hunter)
No.41 (Kitson 2509 of 1883) stored out of use at Swalwell in 1970
Long boilered locos have the firebox & ashpan beyond the back axle, which is close to the axle in front.    The long boilered layout was first seen in Stephenson locos in 1841.   More history of No.41 preserved as CIC No.5 on the Tanfield Facebook page today.

No.41 preserved by Beamish & stored alongside Marley Hill shed in the early 1970s
No.48 (CIC A No.14 built HL 3080 of 1914) in Chopwell Woods, returning empties to the colliery - the bridge is still in the woods
For more photos & information on the A tanks of the Consett Iron Co., see today's Tanfield Facebook page.

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