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Caledonia is the sole preserved, working steam locomotive from another railway company that once existed in the Isle of Man called the Manx Northern Railway. This engine is unique in that it is an 0-6-0T loco, and was built by Dübs and Company of Glasgow, as opposed to Beyer Peacock & Co. of Manchester like the other locomotives of the 2-4-0T wheel arrangement. The Manx Northern Railway also had some very beautiful 2-4-0T engines built by Sharp, Stewart & Co. of Manchester for the opening of their line to Ramsey. They looked like this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_Nor…
Here is a video I took of her departing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyc0gZ…
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Aug 2, 2014, 2:03:10 PM
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Rockyrailroad578's avatar
I quite like her, she's unique to the other locos there.
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The scrapped Sharp Stewart 2-4-0Ts were too, I'd say. I'd love to see Ramsey and Northern working today.
Rockyrailroad578's avatar
I agree! The others look too much alike.
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Wow. Looks cool. When was this made?
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This engine was built in 1885. It was recently restored to working order in 2013. :)
Feesu-san's avatar
1885? 0-0 My goodness...That's a long time.
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People used to live for 969 years! :lol: What's 129 years to a locomotive?
Feesu-san's avatar
Um, 969 years is actually how long Methuselah lived. Nobody outlived this guy.
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I know he was a one off old timer! People still lived for centuries anyhow! :giggle:
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And since we'll all live forever one day, then just what will old be? ;)
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