CLASS E1 0-6-0T 110

Built in March 1877 this engine is now into her 2nd century of working life. She was built to a design of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway at Brighton Works. First allocated to Brighton depot for use on short distance goods and pilot duties and named " Burgundy". As built the engine had a copper capped chimney, crosshead pump, wooden brake blocks and a boiler pressure of 140 p.s.i. Westinghouse air brakes were fitted around 1892 and she had moved to Three Bridges in the mid 1890's.The livery was changed from green to black in 1905 and then at the grouping in 1923 she came taken over by the Southern Railway. In the summer of 1925 she was seen at Tonbridge and 2 years later in February 1927 was withdrawn from service for the first time. Sold 2 months later on 5 April 1927 to the Cannock and Rugeley Colliery Company for £925.Rebuilt with new boiler with a pressure of 175 p.s.i. made by Bagnalls of Stafford and a new cab fitted. Renumbered to 1879 she gave many good service and was a firm favourite. Her main duties were trip workings to Hednesford Canal Basin and the B.R exchange sidings on the Cannock & Rugeley line of the ex London & North Western Railway. Then in 1963 withdrawal number 2 and her first move to a preservation site at Hednesford. In 1970 she moved to Chasewater until bought by three members of the East Somerset Railway and arrived at Cranmore in September 1978. A general overhaul was started in 1986 and hauled its first train unassisted on Sunday 24 October 1993.

It visited Bristol docks for the Festival of the Sea in May 1996 and ran successfully over the three days. Currently in out of traffic and being restored.

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