Empress (No 3061) Built 1954 by W. G. Bagnall

 Empress in full steam or rather smoke

Empress was originally acquired by the NCB for use at Measham Colliery after use there it was transferred to Cadly Hill.
Empress was purchased from Cadly Hill Colliery in 1987. The C.E.G.B. offered the use of the old locomotive shed at Rye House Power Station, Hoddesdon, Herts. It was here that the restoration work on Empress was completed in May 1989, after which she was moved to Mangapps Farm Railway Museum. She has now been sold to the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway where she is regularly in steam.

 

 

Type 0-6-0
Gauge 4' 8.5"
Cylinders 16" x 24"
Wheels Diameter 3' 6.5"
Wheelbase 10' 6"
Tank Capacity 1000 gals
Bunker Capacity 67.5 Cu ft
Heating Surface - Tubes 713 sq ft
                         - Firebox 79.5  sq ft
                        - Total 792.5 sq ft
Grate Area 15 sq ft
Working Pressure 180 lbs/in2
Boiler Feed 2 Injectors No. 7mm
Tractive Effort @ 85% Boiler Pressure 22,118 lbs
Total Weight in Working Order 41.5 tons