Lambton Tank No.29

Lambton Tank No 29 BNo.29 was built for the Lambton Railway in 1904 by Kitson and Company of Leeds.  It is a 0-6-2T tank engine and was used at the Hetton and Joicey Collieries in the North East until they closed in 1967.

All locomotives on the Lambton Railway were built or modified to a unique loading gauge, which resulted in a rounded-cab profile. This was to enable them to work down the narrow bored tunnel to Lambton Drops (coal staiths) at the Port of Sunderland.

The locomotive has been recently overhauled at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and is visiting the GCR for the Swithland Gala. No.29 arrived on the GCR on 8th May, 2014. No.29 left the GCR on 14th May, 2014.


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