Minnie (NO 358) Built by Fox Walker in 1878
Minnie is an 0-6-0 saddle tank with 13" cylinders. Minnie is believed to have been used as the contractors engine in the construction of the Easington tunnel on the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesborough Union Railway. She then went to the Skinningrove Iron Co. where she was used as a shunter until 1963.
Minnie then spent some 20 years on the Kent and East Sussex Railway before moving to the East Kent Railway and then to Mangapps in 1993
Fox Walker started building steam locomotives in 1864, mainly for industrial requirements and were mostly 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 saddle tanks. The last works number was 424 of 1880, 410 steam locomotives were produced. In 1880 they were taken over by Thomas Peckett and became Peckett & Sons, Atlas Engine Works, Bristol. The original cab design was much more open than in the photograph above.
There appear to be only 3 preserved Fox Walkers.
There are no plans to restore Minnie to running order at present.
|Cylinders||13" x 20"|
|Wheels Diameter||3' 6.5"|
|Tank Capacity||600 gals|
|Bunker Capacity||25 cwts|
|Total Heating Surface||713 sq ft|
|Grate Area||6.94 sq ft|
|Working Pressure||140 lbs/in2