I was looking at the BBC news website when I stumbled upon this interesting piece of news about a steam locomotive that used to work at Fry’s Chocolate Factory. The locomotive was never said to had been scrapped, but it was found that it was in a shed in Essex.
One of the workers of the factory used to travel on the footplate, and was curious as to where this steam locomotive had got to. It is now at the Avon Valley Railway, and the boiler is the last thing left to tackle before she will be steaming again after four years of restoration by Volunteers.
From the BBC;
“A steam engine used at Fry’s Somerdale chocolate factory at Keynsham, near Bristol, in the 1920s is being restored after it was found by a former factory worker.
In its heyday, thousands of people worked at Somerdale, which was originally a joint venture between Fry’s and Cadbury.
Thanks for Reading.