Locomotive 247 at Newmarket

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Thank you Grant. Yet more history in the number saga for these locos - later converted to Fb then name reverted to Fa. Appreciate your comments.

- Perry Rice

Posted on 17-06-2022 03:44:53

This is Fa247, originally built by Vulcan Foundry Ltd as an F class 0-6-0T (saddle tank) locomotive in 1875 and converted to an Fa 0-6-0T (side tank) locomotive at Newmarket railway workshops in 1892. This photograph was taken prior to a subsequent conversion to 0-6-2 by the addition of a trailing truck and an enlarged cab and coal bunker somewhere between 1900 and 1905. Fa247 was written off in September 1929.

- Grant McInman

Posted on 17-06-2022 03:03:41