L&NWR Water Tender

Acquired for the railway in August 2004, this bowser was donated to EVRA from the National Collection by the National Railway Museum for restoration and display. It was built to act as a water tanker for the Cromford and High Peak Railway (now the High Peak Trail) and to service the small and remote settlements, where there was no mains water, along the line. It is thought to have been built around 1894 using a former LNWR Webb tender.

 

The Association would like to restore it to act as a remote water source when running steam locomotive services between Wirksworth and Duffield.

It is a unique piece of rolling stock as it is the only one in existence which has three axles as others were converted to a two-axle configuration. It is also a local artefact as it originally worked in the local area before the days of preservation.

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Registered Address:
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association
Wirksworth Station
Coldwell Street
Wirksworth
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4FB.
 
01629 823076.
 
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