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Peckett 0-4-0 ST No. 2129 James


One of Peckett's standard R4 class locomotives, this engine was built in 1952 for Crane Ltd, Nacton Heath Works, Ipswich. After 18 years work there it was purchased by a group of enthusiasts and stored at a farm in Saxmundham, Suffolk. Little restoration work was done and it suffered exposure to the weather until purchased by a QRS member in July 1974. It was moved to Quainton, and restoration work started. The intention was for it to remain in the lined green Peckett livery, and was to be named James after the owners son.

Originally James left for private location in Nottinghamshire in 1982, before moving to the Pallot Heritage Steam Museum, Jersey. James has carried the number 60130 during preservation, and is now named Kestrel.

Current Location - Pallot Heritage Steam Museum, Jersey

References:
For Pastures New - Quainton News No. 13 - September 1972


Builder :- Peckett Date Built :- 1952 Works No. :- 2129
Running No. :- - Name :- James
Kestrel
Wheel Arrangement :- 0-4-0ST
Tractive Effort :- 12,072 lb Boiler Pressure :- 180 psi Cylinder Dimensions :- 12" x 20"
Weight :- 23t 0c Driving Wheel Dia. :- 3' 0"

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