Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Nine - Pre-Victorian to the present day - even more aspects - The Railway Infrastructure of Penarth Dock and Ely Tidal Harbour   . . .

Taff Vale Engine No.170 Class - Type 4-4-2T - A TVR schematic which appears to have been issued by the GWR at Swindon given that the TVR and GWR engine numbers are indicated. Another heritage artifact held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20200318]

 
Taff Vale Engine No.170 Class - Type 4-4-2T - No. 170 - Built by the Vulcan Foundry Company in 1888.
Taff Vale Engine No.170 Class - Type 4-4-2T - No. 170 - Built by the Vulcan Foundry Company in 1888. Coupled wheels, 5 ft. 3 in. diameter. Cylinders 17½ in. by 26 in. The same photo appeared within The Railway Magazine and was featured in an article entitled and Train Working in the latter part of the 19th Century and was published in the October 1922 edition. This postcard, however, is held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20200429]

 
Taff Vale Engine No.170 Class - Type 4-4-2T - No. 170
Taff Vale Engine No.170 Class - Type 4-4-2T - No. 170 - photographed at an unknown location. [001] [20200412]

 
TVR 4-4-2T locomotive No. 172 (as GWR No. 1303).
TVR 4-4-2T locomotive No. 172 (as GWR No. 1303), which was stationed at Penarth Dock Engine Shed, on passenger duty at Alberta Place in 1923. The photograph is credited to H. T. Hobbs (R. C. Riley Collection) and borrowed from 'The Taff Vale Lines to Penarth'. [026] [20200502]

 

TVR Nos. 170 - 172 - A photograph, drawing with sectional views and the entry within the locomotive list as originally compiled by the foundry drawing office at the Vulcan Foundry.

'The Vulcan Foundry was founded in 1830 by Robert Stephenson in collaboration with Charles Tayleur, a Liverpool Engineer and owner of the Bank Quay foundry in Warrington. Robert Stephenson was managing a Locomotive Works in Newcastle-on-Tyne at this time, but finding it extremely difficult to transport heavy locomotives from Newcastle to Lancashire for use on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. To remedy this problem he went into partnership with Charles Tayleur and built a second factory, in Lancashire, exactly half-way between Liverpool & Manchester in Newton-le-Willows.' Many thanks to the excellent web archive at enuii.com for this information. [785] [20200605]

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