If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Static locomotive at Rocester

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Woodster21, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Woodster21

    Woodster21 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Derbyshire
    I happened to be driving past the JCB factory at Rocester (Staffordshire) I remember that in the late 1970's or early 1980's there was a industrial locomotive on a plinth. Is it still there or is my mind playing tricks? Can someone please put me out my misery?
     
  2. Anthony Coulls

    Anthony Coulls Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    620
    Mark Bamford collected locos for a time, the full listing is in the IRS North Staffs book. One, a Barclay, ended up in a playground in Rocester and is now being used for spares at Swindon & Cricklade
     
  3. Anthony Coulls

    Anthony Coulls Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    620
    Yes, just checked, Barclay 2352 of 1954 was outside the factory until 1977 when it went to the playground
     
  4. marshall5

    marshall5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,080
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Location:
    i.o.m
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Wasn't Mark Bamford something to do with the "Titanic Steamship Co" that owned several "preserved" industrials which were later scrapped? Ray.
     
  5. Woodster21

    Woodster21 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Anthony, thanks for the information
     
  6. Glenalmond

    Glenalmond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    72
    Yes - including the Doxford crane tank pallion
     

Share This Page