Locomotives at Littledown Miniature Railway
Some of the locomotives which run regularly are described below. At times there may be other visiting locomotives.
‘Littledown Castle’ was designed and built by group of Society members. It has a petrol engine driving the wheels through an electric transmission system. It is typical of shunting locomotives, but is not a model of a specific design.
‘Sheddon Wheals’ was also designed and built by group of Society members. Although it looks like a steam locomotive it is actually battery-
‘Dart’ is a replica of the 14XX class of locomotives used by the Great Western Railway for running their branch-
When the railways were Nationalised following the Second World War, each part of the system had their own types of locomotive. Standardisation was needed and new locos were designed. The first of these was 70000 Britannia. This was the first of a class of 55 locos and still hauls special trains on the National Network.
`Ullyses` is a freelance loco reflecting a design of Electric locomotive known as a steeple cab. It is driven from a cab half way down the body rather than a cab at each end like most locos. Similar locos worked in industry in the North East of England. The model is Battery Electric. Despite its small appearance, it is capable of hauling a good load.
‘Rudyard Kipling’ is based on the designs of locomotives built in Britain for use in the hills of India. The design has a mix of British and Indian features. The loco has an elephant above the light on the front.
It is named after the author of “The Jungle Book”.
Other miniature locomotives also work on Littledown Miniature Railway and will be featured here in due course.
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