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Surviving Steam Trams of the World - Near Misses

This page is one of a series of pages using the research of Don Sibley and Derek Rayner. Click one of the links below for the other pages:

Not quite steam trams but…

Definitely not steam trams but…


While doing this research, a number of oddballs turned up, they are by no stretch of the imagination steam tram locomotives but they are curiosities which most serious students of the subject would find interesting , hence their inclusion on this separate page. I have not included (steam) railmotors and steam railcars at this stage (not least because they were never 'trams'), they will follow if I can find the time and energy!

Click on a thumbnail for a larger picture, then click the link or the image to return to this page. The page with the larger image carries the name of the photographer concerned, as you will see further pictures are needed. If you can fill the gaps or provide an alternative larger image approx 800 x 600, please get in touch using the email address at the bottom of the page.

Latest addition is the picture of the Nordmark Klarälvens Jvg inspection engine (29th September 2015)..

Inspection Engines

Owner

Owner No

Builder

Wks No/date

Gauge
(mm)

Wheels

Location / Notes

Sweden

Dala–Ockelbo–Norrsundet Järnväg Dale Ockelbo Norrsundets Jvg. ?????/1897 891 2-2-0 Jädraås–Tallås Järnväg

Stockholm-Wästerås-Bergslagens Jvg. Stockholm Västerås Bergslagens workshops ????/1892 1435 0-2-2 National Railway Museum, Gavle (reserve collection)

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Uddevalla Vanersborg Herrljunga Walberg & Ludviks Mekanista verkstad, Vänersborg ????/1891 1435 2-2-0 Photographed at Ängelholm in 2008 (link below) and 2009.
Information
and picture
Part of National Railway Museum, Gavle collection.

Nordmark Klarälvens Jvg Walberg & Ludviks Mekanista verkstad, Vänersborg 10/1900 891 2-2-0 Hagfors Industry and Railway Museum

USA

Reading Railroad Baldwin ????/1889 1435 2-2-2 'Black Diamond', Inspection Engine, Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Information 

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Woodstock Railway 'Gertie Buck' na /1883 1435 0-2-2 Shelburne Museum, Vermont
Information and picture

Unusual Non-Electric Powered Trams

Owner

Owner No

Builder

Wks No/date

Gauge
(mm)

Wheels

Location / Notes

France

Nantes Tramway 22 ---- ----/1879 1435 ---- AMTUIR Compressed air powered, not a steam tram', 'Systeme Mekarski'.
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Australia

Rockhampton Council Tramways Purrey 1909 1067 0-4-0 Archer Park Railway Museum, Rockhampton, QLD
Purrey’s patent, manufactured in Bordeaux, France, and the only known survivor. This is a cannibalised rebuild and so no builder's number applies.

United Kingdom

Neath No. 1 ----- ---- Cefn Coed mining museum near Crynant, said to be the world's only surviving gas powered tram. Used in Neath until the 1920s.More information.

Monorail

Owner

Owner No

Builder

Wks No/date

Gauge
(mm)

Wheels

Location / Notes

India

Patiala State Monorail Trainway

4 Orenstein & Koppel 3358/1909 Not applicable! 0-3-0 National Rail Museum, New Delhi
(Probably a hybrid from OK 3356-59)
More information

Patiala State Monorail Trainway Orenstein & Koppel 3359/1909 Not applicable! 0-3-0 Railway Workshops, Amritsar
(Probably a hybrid from OK 3356-59)
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Rob Dickinson

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