Photo: Chris Heaven
Item #: 33177
A great picture for railway enthusiasts, the locomotive is standing on
what is now Cricket Street Business Park near the low 9ft 6 ins bridge
on Prescott Street.
Breyer Peacock, locomotive builder’s, wasn’t their works in Gorton, Manchester?. I believe that they constructed locomotives to a world market.
The 'Lanky' - the best railway on Earth.
My great grandfather,Robert Yates Halsall worked for the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway as an engine driver for over 40 years from the early 1880’s. I know very little about his life on the railway but I have the letter of thanks he wrote to the members of the Wigan Aslef branch after he had been presented with a chair for his long service. I presume this is the kind of locomotive he would have worked on?
not sure its prescott st that depot looks bigger than 27d no rail lines to southport on other side of the wagon far end of picture.
according to consenus re these locos they where poor tools quite a number where modifed to be saddle tanks which made them very useful locos
Looks like Newton Heath to me.