Foster no. 14205 at Victorian Fair
|Manufacturer||William Foster & Co.|
|Build date||1915/(Recreated ~ 1999)|
|Registration no.||FE 1589|
|Weight Tons (kg)||5 ton|
|Date into Preservation||?|
|Power nhp||4 nhp|
|No. of Cylinders||2|
|No. of Gears||2|
|Ancillary equipment||Showmans spec|
|Current Owner / Keeper||M. Sheldon|
|Date bought (Current)||Mainly new build|
|Sale Price (approximate)
|Scraping date||A few parts salvaged|
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This engine has been rebuilt/recreated using a few salvage parts from the original Foster no. 14205. The parts had changed hands several times and some original parts were used in the restoration of other engines by the then owners.
Rebuild or new build is debatable but then few engines are totally original as wear & rust during the 100 year plus life of some engines has required replacement parts to a degree in all engines the survive in to preservation today. There are a number of engines with a similar history. One could ask how nuch of the locomotive Flying Scotsman which was owned in the past by steam collectors Tony Marchington and McAlpine and is now owned by the nation as part of the National Railway Museum collection is original after its many rebuilds.
The huge amount of work required to (re)build this engine from a pile of bits has resulted in the engines quirky name - Obsession.
Some of the events this engine has attended;
- Llandudno Transport Festival(Victorian Fair in the town centre)
- Other events
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