5967 Bickmarsh Hall
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5967 Bickmarsh Hall began her working life in the Midlands working out of the sheds at Chester, Oxley and Banbury. In the mid 1950's she moved down to Newton Abbot in the West Country. Here she would have helped in summer with all the numerous holiday expresses and relief's that passed through on their way to and from the popular resorts in Devon and Cornwall.
In 1960 the locomotive moved on to Westbury and then a few months later to Old Oak Common in London. For her last year she returned to Westbury once again before making her final journey to Barry following withdrawal.
On leaving Barry she was stored at the Pontypool and Blaenavon awaiting restoration. She was purchased by her current owner and arrived at the Northampton & Lamport Railway on 28th January 2008. Restoration is now well underway to return her to her former glory.
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Cylinders: 18½ x 30 Inches
Weight: 121 tons
Maximum tractive effort: 27,275lb
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 0"