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Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST No. 3718



This was one of five identical locomotives supplied by Hawthorn Leslie to the Associated Portland Cement Company of Swanscombe, Kent, in 1928. No. 3718 is the sister engine to Quainton's No. 3717. Two more engines from Hawthorn Leslie were delivered in later years. All seven worked on the site until the opening of a new works and the introduction of diesels made them redundant. No. 3718 spent all its working life at Swanscombe.

Four of the severn APC Swanscombe engines, Nos 1, 3, 4 and 6, have been preserved and are in various conditions. As was common elsewhere engine parts tended to get mixed and 3718 carries a sister's slide bar and her regulator has No.3 stamped on it! No.4 is almost in a ready to steam condition but actually requires an in-the-frames steam test, insurance approvals, running-in and leak testing is required before she is ready for use. A vacuum brake has been added and steam heating will probably be installed.


Builder :- Hawthorn Leslie Date Built :- 1928 Works No. :- 3718
Running No. :- 4 Name :- n/a Wheel Arrangement :- 0-4-0ST
Tractive Effort :- 21, 425 lb Boiler Pressure :- 160 psi Cylinder Dimensions :- 16" x 24"
Weight :- 25t 0c Driving Wheel Dia. :- 3' 3" Owner :- Private
Status :- Under Overhaul Location :- Up Yard Shed Accession Number :- N/A
Arrival Date :- 2018

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