SH9980 : 44, Joan and a saloon railcar

taken 8 years ago, near to Rhyl, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

44, Joan and a saloon railcar
44, Joan and a saloon railcar
44 - This little steam locomotive has been based at Rhyl Miniature Railway since July 2003. The earliest amusement park miniature railways in the UK and which operated during the 1900s, were operated by locomotives similar to this one, supplied by the Cagney brothers in New York. It is thought that this one was among those manufactured in the Cagney brothers’ Jersey City workshops and that it dates from c1910.
Joan, number 101, a 4-4-2 locomotive built by Albert Barnes & Co, entered service in August 1920. Designed by Henry Greenly this was the first of 6 locomotives of this type built. She has had an interesting career including a spell at the now closed Belle Vue zoo.
Origins of the saloon railcar go back to the 1957/1958 when Les Anderson and his father were running their 15in gauge railway at Severn Beach near Bristol.
Clara is just visible in the background.
This is Britain's oldest miniature railway dating from 1911.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 June, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 9997 8072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.8360N 3:30.1745W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 99976 80715
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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