Abbey Light Railway

The Official Website of the Abbey Light Railway, Kirkstall, Leeds

Number 10

10.     Baguley     10 HP     736     1917

New to War Department Light railways, returned to Baguley's and sold to bristol Corporation water works, Blagdon reservoir.

Number 10 is one of three remaining WW1 baguley locos, another is our Number 11. This is another 'one day' project. It is currently stored off the rails inside the shed, where is is safe and out of the weather. We took Number 10 to 2009's Narrow Gauge North railway exhibition in March as a 'before restoration' loco, but hopefully it will return to working order eventually.

 

 

How to move a 90 year old locomotive several feet sideways

What better way to spend rememberance Sunday then to reunite two veterans of the first world war? The weather was wet, so with no passengers about we decided to put number 10 back on the rails, in preparation for its appearance at Narrow Gauge North in March.

first step, assess the situation

the re-railing procedure was a lot like how we put the Muir Hill back on the rails, but a lot easier due to the fact the baguley is about a quarter of the muir hill's weight

and gently, over she goes!

  

And re-united with number 11, possibly for the fist time since they left the Baguley works 90 years ago.

  

Number 10 is currently in the condition that 11 was before we started restoration

  

There are only three of these engines left in existance, here are two of them. this is also the first picture i have ever seen of two together.

  

Its interesting to see the slight differences between these 'identical' locos, different sandboxes, buffers and cab backsheets are amongts the differences.

The next move is to load number 10 onto the trailer to be taken for covered storage, to protect it from another winter's elements.