Portishead 0-6-0T
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Portishead 0-6-0T

Built: 1880 Maker: Robert Stephenson & Co    Makers’ No: 2383  Bought: 1898 Withdrawn by WC&P: 1900/1  Scrapped: 1941?

Portishead 0-6-0T

Photo reproduced with permission from The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway by Peter Strange published by Twelveheads Press


This, the first loco named Portishead, was originally used by the Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway on the Isle of Wight, where it had been called Freshwater. It was sold to the London & St Katherine Dock Co, then later sold to a contractor and named Longdown. It was purchased by the WC&PT in 1898. Wheel diameter was 3ft 6in. It was sold to the Renishaw Iron Works at Sheffield in 1900 or 1901, working there until about 1937.