Photo courtesy of the P H Groom Collection
An excellent and comprehensive article from the Industrial Railway Record on the J94 and the 18inch Hunslet from which it was developed.
Bressingham Steam Museum, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, have kindly allowed us to use their attractive site as a base for 3193. Well worth a visit, especially with children who will love the traditional gallopers and the rides through unspoilt countryside on three separate narrow-gauge railways.
During the 1960s some Austerity tanks, including ours, were taken back to the Hunslet works in Leeds and rebuilt, incorporating certain modifications according to the ideas of an Argentinian engineer, L.D.Porta. In the process, a loco that wasn't particularly pretty to start with, actually became even more ugly! This fascinating article is fairly technical but very well illustrated and quite readable. There are some remarkably intimate photos of the loco's innards!
Explain that stuff, a basic but quite useful explanation of steam power.
UK & Ireland Heritage Railways, a useful portal to all things steam.
Eagle's list of railway links.
UK Loco Links, an extensive listing of websites about preserved railways and preserved locomotives.
TractionAds, a fascinating portal for firms supplying all kinds of railway equipment and services.
RailServe, the biggest international portal of railway links we've ever seen. Never mind "hours of fun", it could take weeks to explore all this site has to offer!
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