Steam Locomotive No.1

Wroxham Broad

No.1 "Wroxham Broad"


The locomotive was originally built by 'Guest Engineering & Maintenance (Ltd)' in 1964 to the order of a Captain Hewitt.
She was originally due to be sent to the Caribbean.

The order was cancelled after construction had begun and the locomotive was subsequently completed as a steam-outline petrol-hydraulic and named "Tracey-Jo", after Trevor Guest's daughter.

Since her construction Tracey Jo lead a nomadic existence:

1964 Fairbourne Railway.
1966 Returned to Guest Engineering & Maintenance Co. Ltd.
1967 Dudley Zoo Railway.
1968 Returned to Guest Engineering & Maintenance Co. Ltd.
1970 Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
1974 Rebuilt as a 2-6-2DM for Sir William McAlpine.
1981 Blenheim Palace Railway, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
1982 Lightwater Valley Railway, Ripon, N. Yorks.
1983 Steamtown, Carnforth.
1986 Purchased by B. Taylor, Shipley, W. Yorks. and Rebuilt as 2-6-2DH.
1990 Operating on Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West, W. Yorks.

In 1991 "Tracey Jo" was purchased by the Bure Valley Railway and in 1992 it was rebuilt as a 2-6-4T steam locomotive by Winson Engineering. Upon completion it was re-named "Wroxham Broad".

In May 1999 an agreement was reached for the sale of "Wroxham Broad" to a small group of supporters of the railway.
The final payment was made and the sale completed in April 2008.

The locomotive is now owned by "The No.1 Preservation Group" and is on long term loan to the Bure Valley Railway.

Technical details

Gauge: 15 inches
Length: 17 feet, 6 inches
Width: 4 feet
Height: 5 feet, 8½ inches
Working Weight: 7 tons
Coal Capacity: 4 cwt
Water Capacity: 800 Litres (175 gallons)
Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-4
Driving Wheel Diameter: 19 inches
Boiler Pressure: 180 psi
Boiler Diameter: 24 inches
Firebox grate area: 4 feet ²
Cylinder Size: 5 1/8 inch diameter by 8 inch stroke
Valve diameter: 2¼ inches
Nominal Tractive Effort: 1,651 Ibs
Valve Gear: Twining
Livery: The loco is painted 'Caledonian sky Blue'