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Peckett 0-4-0 saddle tank special OY class built 1947, number 2081 "No 11"
Above: Peckett 0-4-0ST "No11" at Shelton in 1994 in the company of YE 0-6-0DE "Ludstone"
Initially a rather unreliable performer, "No11" changed owners in 1975. It has since been carefully restored and equipped with steam heating equipment, and become a regular performer at Foxfield ever since. "No11" currently carries a black livery lined in red. It has only ventured from the railway twice. The first occasion was for a photographic charter at Shelton Steelworks before the rolling mill closed. In March 2001 "No11" came to the end of its current boiler certificate but just beforehand it took part in an an event at Workington Rolling Mill in company with Robert Heath No.6 and the Beyer Peacock. Since then, "No11" has been on display within the museum building at Caverswall Road station while its owner works on the extensive restoration required to return "Florence No2" to steam.
Above: Peckett 0-4-0ST No11 at WMGB Nechells Gas Works (late Bernard Holland collection)
"No11" is a unique locomotive, but one example of the standard OY class also survives in preservation out of a total of 24 constructed between 1912 and 1955. It is "No1 Caliban" at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway in Cumbria.
Below: Peckett 0-4-0ST "No11" taking water at Foxfield Colliery in 1979
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