Resident steam loco leaves Purbeck for Westonzoyland

THE 2ft-gauge vertical boiler steam loco constructed by Noel Donnelly (RM July 2018) and subsequently donated to Westonzoyland Engine Trust (RM Feb) arrived at the Somerset site on May 10 from its previous Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum base.

Initially described as an 0-4-0VBT, it has a chain drive and is thus a 4wVBT.

The 4wVBT constructed by Noel Donnelly pictured following its arrival at Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum. PETER NICHOLSON

It requires some boiler work before a certificate can be obtained to enable it to enter service on Westonzoyland’s demonstration line.

Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum has been granted planning permission
to construct a steel framed two-road locomotive and stock shed for the railway (RM May).

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