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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 13 - September 1972

Peckett 0-4-0ST No. 1756 Hornpipe

Quainton's Second Peckett

For quite a long time Quainton was without a Peckett tank. And then, in September 1971 Mick Hatton's unique little engine, maker's No. 1900, arrived from Grimsby to correct the omission but not entirely so. Because Jill is very non-standard. It is therefore good to welcome a second Peckett which has been purchased by Mr G Bradbury. This is a more conventional product of the Bristol firm's works and was built in 1928, Maker's No. 1756. It carries the name Hornpipe and was brought to Quainton on 8th August from APCM's works at Holborough, Snodland, Kent, which, you may recall was the home of the famous Aveling & Porter engine Blue Circle now on the Bluebell Railway.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1972 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Quainton's Second Peckett - Quainton News No. 13 - September 1972

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