Industry => Cement & Brick Works => Topic started by: mikeb on November 06, 2017, 14:12:02

Title: Burham Cement Works - Loco
Post by: mikeb on November 06, 2017, 14:12:02
Found this image to-day. Built by Manning Wardle in 1883 & scrapped 1943. It intrigued me because a) the very ornate livery & lining out but b) it seems quite a large engine for a cement works. That said, it seems Burham works had five more very similar loco's, but not all at the same time.
Title: Re: Burham Cement Works - Loco
Post by: grandarog on November 06, 2017, 18:51:50
Is it my eyes , or does the loco appear to be standing beside the track?
Title: Re: Burham Cement Works - Loco
Post by: Dave Smith on November 06, 2017, 19:09:12
To me it seems to be on the far track but there's no track on this side?
Title: Re: Burham Cement Works - Loco
Post by: conan on November 06, 2017, 20:19:33
Seems to be two tracks on the far side, could be dual gauge.
Title: Re: Burham Cement Works - Loco
Post by: Tom Burnham on November 07, 2017, 19:36:27
I suspect it's near to the working face and some of the rails have got buried in chalk.

Six-coupled engines weren't unheard of in cement works in Kent and it was a fairly long haul from the quarry to the works at Burham, which would mean that a larger engine would be better suited.
Title: Re: Burham Cement Works - Loco
Post by: 3pinplug on November 08, 2017, 11:59:57
According to my notes this loco built in 1879 and was at the Burham site until 1947 when it was transferred to the Crown and Quarry works in Frindsbury to spent its final few years. It was scrapped off from Frindsbury in September 1952.
Title: Re: Burham Cement Works - Loco
Post by: 3pinplug on November 08, 2017, 12:07:24
Sorry please ignore my last post, those details were for the Manning Wardle engine 'Burham' and not the one pictured here 'Kent'. Apologies. I'll get my coat.