Walkers Engineering.3 Comments
Photo: JOHN STAVELEY
Item #: 33843
I well remember the two Locos which ran in the Walkers works but I thought they where diesel powered they were very similar style , named Harry and Mary would have been late 40s early 50s
Orrellite, thanks for your commernt. The 25 steam engines were all built between 1927 - 1931 and were not successful, evidenced by the Peonix being unused in December 1931, when it was converted to diesel.
Harry and Mary did look like the one in photo and may well have been converted sooner or later
Good that you have knowledge of those two. It could well be that that Harry was slightly wider than Mary since I recall the incident when it hit the corner of the building going into the storage area . The corner was rebuillt on an angle to allow safe passage.
That rebuild was still there a few years ago and may well be today. Ever since that event he was known to us kids as 'Fat Harry'