Secundus

2013 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Secundus

Today’s blog post is the final report from a visit to the Swanage Railway and is of a remarkable narrow gauge locomotive that can be found on display at Corfe Castle Museum.2013 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Secundus (cowcatcher)Secundus is a (now) unique 2ft 8in gauge locomotive built by Bellis & Seekings Ltd in Birmingham, 1874; for use on the Furzebrook Tramway.  It partly owes it’s unusual appearance from being an 0-6-0 well tank with outside Stephenson valve gear (below) and cowcatcher (above).

2013 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Secundus (outside Stephenson valve gear)The tall chimney and large dome (below) also give Secundus plenty of character!

2013 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Secundus (dome)The locomotive, on loan from Birmingham Museum; is one good reason for stopping at Corfe Castle station.

2013 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Secundus (cab)You’re unlikely to find many other locomotive’s that look like this!

2013 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Secundus (smokebox)Thanks for reading folks 🙂

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