Rishra (locomotive)

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Rishra at the Alan Keef open day in 2008
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderBaguley Cars Ltd
Serial number2007
Build date1921
 • Whyte0-4-0T
Gauge2 ft (610 mm)
Fuel typecoal
Valve gearBaguley valve gear

Rishra (works number 2007) was built in 1921 by Baguley Cars Ltd. It was repatriated from its Indian resting place at a water works in Kolkata (Calcutta) by Michael Satow, the founder of the Indian National Rail Museum in New Delhi.

It is normally based at the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway. She is the one of only 31 Baguley steam locomotives built; the works number sequence for steam locos started at 2000.

She is one of only two preserved locomotives fitted with Baguley valve gear, similar to the Bagnall-Price gear which was adopted by Bagnall after Ernest E. Baguley left that firm.

External links[edit]

  • "Rishra". Festipedia.

This article uses text from Festipedia under the GFDL