Sir Berkeley & Planet

Yhun Suarez

Joined January 2010

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Great Central Railway.
Loughborough, England.

Sir Berkeley, built in Leeds in December 1890 by Manning, Wardle & Company, is to be restored to operational condition thanks to a partnership between the Heritage Lottery Fund, the historic Middleton Railway in Leeds, and the locomotive’s owners, the Vintage Carriages Trust, based at Ingrow, Keighley, West Yorkshire. The agreement will see the locomotive based at the Middleton Railway, Leeds – a stone’s throw from the site of the locomotive’s birthplace at the Boyne Engine Works of Manning, Wardle & Company – for the next ten years. Under the agreement, the locomotive’s original boiler will be kept and conserved for future generations to see the fascinating method of construction. The boiler barrel is made up of four separate sections riveted together. The boiler barrel is riveted on to a flanging ring, which is itself riveted to the firebox – a practice long since made illegal! To allow the locomotive to be restored to operational condition, a new boiler will be constructed. The Bradford – based company of Israel Newton – which has built several new locomotive boilers in recent years – has tendered for the job. The locomotive’s frames, wheelsets and motion will be overhauled by the volunteers of the historic Middleton Railway, Leeds. (Info Source: middletonrailway.org.uk).

Planet was an early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It was the first locomotive to employ inside cylinders, and subsequently the 2-2-0 type became known as planets. A replica has been built by the Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, and is operated by volunteers.

Royal Scot Class 4-6-0 locomotive 6131 was originally named Planet as built in 1928 but was in 1936 renamed The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In 1948, the name was applied to LMS Rebuilt Patriot Class No. 45545. (Info Source: Wikipedia).

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