No. 9 "Mark Timothy".
Originally designed and built in 1999 by Winson Engineering as an oil fired
locomotive with a 'County Donegal' outline design of 2-6-4 tank engine.
Alan Keef Limited subequently undertook a rebuild of the locomotive that included new cylinders,
multi jet 'Lempour exhaust' and other modifications, which have made it the most
economical tank engine on the line.
Returning to the railway again in 2003 (Originally numbered as No.10 and
renumbered as No.9 in January 2005), this coal fired loco entered full passenger
traffic in July 2004 and is the newest loco on the railway.
The body is based on that of the 'Leek & Manifold' 2-6-4 tank engine design,
with a mechanical chassis similar to locomotive numbers 6 7, & 8.
The locomotive is owned by one individual and is on a loan term loan to
|Length:||20 feet , 6 inches|
|Width:||4 feet, 11 inches|
|Working Weight:||11 tons|
|Coal Capacity:||12 cwt|
|Water Capacity:||900 Ltrs (198 gallons)|
|Driving Wheel Diameter:||24 inches|
|Boiler Pressure:||180 psi|
|Boiler Diameter:||24 inches|
|Firebox grate area:||5½ feet ²|
|Cylinder Size:||7 inch diameter by 11 inch stroke|
|Valve diameter:||3½ inches|
|Nominal Tractive Effort:||3,436 Ibs|
|Livery:||The loco is painted 'Madder lake Red'
|Explore the Bure Valley
|The Bure Valley cycle and footpath runs alongside the railway is a great way to explore the fascinating villages and beautiful countryside.
Paths & Pat
|Take a stroll with 'Solemates' on May 28th from Aylsham to Wroxham Via Oxnead Hall, Coltishall and Belaugh, before arriving at Wroxham for a train journey back to Aylsham, where a cream tea will await you.