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A narrow gauge line served the sleeper works at Beeston in Nottinghamshire.  This 0-4-0ST steam locomotive was saved for preservation and was photographed in a garden at Didcot in Oxfordshire.. 
 
 
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Former Beeston Sleeper Works "0-4-0ST steam locomotive No.1" awaiting preservation in a garden at Didcot.  
Photograph dated 15th May 1990.
  
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Broadside view of former Beeston Sleeper Works "No.1".
       
       
 

Loco manufacturer:  
Maker's type:  
Maker's number:  
Ordered:  
Shipped:  
Boiler type:  
Boiler pressure:  
Valve gear:  
Cylinders:  
Gauge
:  
Wheels:  
Weight:   

W G Bagnall of Stafford
Mercedes class 0-4-0ST
1889
10th May 1911
27th May 1911
Bullhead
140 psi
Bagnall-Price
6 x 9 in
3 ft 0 in
1 ft 7 in
5.25 tons

 
       

   
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Former Beeston Sleeper Works "No.1" awaiting preservation at Didcot 15th May 1990.
    

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The footplate area of the locomotive 15th May 1990.
      

       
 

New to:  
 Then to:  
Then to:  

Then to:  
 Then to:  
 
Then to:  
Then to:  
Then to:  

Judkins Ltd of Tuttle Hill Granite Quarry, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire
ME Engineering of Neasden, London
British Railways Beeston Sleeper Works, Nottinghamshire in June 1956, 
initially on hire, then sold
March locomotive depot, Cambridgeshire, October 1962
Mr S A Burgess of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire circa 1963
Mr R Hilton of Didcot, Oxfordshire
Charles Sanders of Cambridgeshire 1994
Amerton Railway, Staffordshire 18th March 2008

 
       

  
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The weeds are beginning to engulf former Beeston Sleeper Works "No.1" in this view 15th May 1990.
   

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Rear view of Beeston Sleeper Works "No.1" at Didcot on 15th May 1990.
 
    

     
 

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The amount of work needed to restore the locomotive is evident from this view 15th May 1990.
        
       
 

.BR working location:  
Opened as:  
Map reference:  
Location:  
First narrow gauge loco arrived:  
Works operational:  
Site later re-used as:   

Beeston Sleeper Works
Midland Railway Beeston Creosote Works
SK 539369
0.75 miles E of Beeston station N of line
1945
1886 to 1965
Freightliner depot

 
       

  
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A final view of saddle tank Beeston Sleeper Works "No.1" at Didcot on 15th May 1990.
 

     
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