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Surviving Steam Trams of the World - non-Standard Gauge Steam Locomotives with some Tram Features

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…


This page was updated on 2nd November 2013 with a link to a 1930s article on the Guinness system

This page was updated on 29th October 2013 with a picture of the Venezuela Sentinel.

This page was updated on 8th May 2013 with a picture of the Iraqi Sentinel.

This page was updated on 14th April 2013 with extra entries including the Alexander Chaplin, Mount Washington, together with "Tiny".


While doing this research, a number of oddballs turned up including European shunting locomotives with a vertical boiler which is enclosed with the cab, 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.

The Sentinel locomotives are a wonderful cul-de-sac in steam development. If pushed, I would describe them as a 'stationary steam engine on rails', the connection being by crankshaft, (gears) and chain. I have included only a small selection of those which are the most tramlike - chosen for their international spread and accessibility. In addition to those listed below, there are others which from the outside look like an early diesel shunter, for more information on all Sentinel products (including road vehicles) see the Sentinel Drivers Club website and in particular their list of surviving Sentinels (this is out of date and some details are wrong). The last real Sentinels in the world are to be found in Cruzeiro, Brazil. Serious locomotive students should also read http://sentinel7109.blogspot.co.uk/ which covers the restoration of Sentinel 7109 and includes information on others from this builder.

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.

A Locomotive with an Overall Roof

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Australia

 

Lune River Railway Hunslet 1844/1936 610 0-4-2 Redwater Creek Steam Railway, Tasmania. Once had an overall roof:
http://www.redwater.org.au/rolling-stock/the-hunslet/

A Selection of 'Square' Sentinel Steam Locomotives (plus a couple a bit round)...

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Argentina

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Buenos Aires Midland 301 Sentinel 8421/1931 1000 4W + 4W San Luis
Information and pictures

Brazil

  São Paulo Railway 166 Sentinel 8398/1931 1600 4W Amsted Maxion factory, Cruzeiro
Operational
  São Paulo Railway 167 Sentinel 8399/1931 1600 4W Amsted Maxion factory, Cruzeiro
Set aside, the remains of 168 (8400/1931) are said to be on site.

India

  Punjab PWD Sentinel 6273/1926 1676 4W National Rail Museum, New Delhi
  Bankura Damodar Railway 8 Sentinel 8135/1929 762 4W National Rail Museum, New Delhi

Iraq

  Iraqi State Railways / Iraqi Republican Railways Sentinel 1000 4W Shalchiyah Workshops, Baghdad
One of 7571-3/1928, IRR RM 2-4, 2and 3 were extant in 1967.

Malaysia

North Borneo Railway 13 Sentinel 6375/1926 1000 4W Sabah State Musuem, Kota Kinabalu

Venezuela

La Guaira Servicios Portuario  51N2 Sentinel 9230/1935 914 4W Caracas Transport Museum
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4W Zoológico Parque Bararida de Barquisimeto, Estado Lara
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4W Confirmed to exist but location unknown

Guinness Tramway Locomotives
(See Industrial Railway Record Article, 'oddest locos article' and 1930s article with pictures the latter added 2nd November 2013))

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Ireland

Guinness Brewery, Dublin 15 William Spence ????/1895 560 0-4-0 Steam Museum, Stradbally
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Guinness Brewery, Dublin 17 William Spence ????/1902 560 0-4-0 Guinness Storehouse, Dublin. Picture and another picture
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Guinness Brewery, Dublin 21 William Spence ????/1905 560 0-4-0 (Formerly?) at Cavan and Leitrim Railway, Dromod.
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Guinness Brewery, Dublin 22 William Spence ????/1912 560 0-4-0 Cavan and Leitrim Railway, Dromod. Lacks a boiler.
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United Kingdom

Guinness Brewery, Dublin 13 William Spence ????/1895 560 0-4-0 Narrow Gauge Museum, Tywyn
Guinness Brewery, Dublin 20 William Spence ????/1905 560 0-4-0 Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra
Guinness Brewery, Dublin 23 William Spence ????/1921 550 0-4-0 Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, Sussex
  Guinness Brewery, Dublin - na This is the only surviving converter wagon which allowed the locomotive to run on the 1600mm broad gauge tracks when mounted on it.
Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
, Sussex

Alexander Chaplin Locomotives

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Belize

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Alexander Chaplin ????/???? ? 0-4-0 Serpon Sugar Mill, Belize
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Other unusual 'Square' Locomotive

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Australia

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Markham ????/1889 1067 0-4-0 Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy

United Kingdom

  

Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry Tramways Chaloner De Winton ????/1877 610 0-4-0 Leighton Buzzard Light Railway
Picture (with cab roof)
Penrhyn Slate Quarries George Henry De Winton ????/1877 578 0-4-0 Narrow Gauge Museum, Tywyn
  Penmaenmawr & Welsh Granite Co. Ltd. Llanfair De Winton ????/1895 914 0-4-0 Dinas, Welsh Highland Railway. Information and Photograph
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Penmaenmawr & Welsh Granite Co. Ltd Watkin De Winton ????/1893 914 0-4-0 Industrial Railway Museum,. Penrhyn Castle
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  Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry Tramways Pendyffryn De Winton ????/1894 597 0-4-0 Brecon Mountain Railway 
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Penrhyn Slate Quarries Kathleen De Winton ????/1877 578 0-4-0 Aberystywth, Vale of Rheidol Railway
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  South Devon Railway Tiny Sara and Co. ????/???? 2140 0-4-0 Later GWR 2180
Buckfastleigh, South Devon Railway

United States

Mount Washington Cog Railway 1 'Peppersass' Campbell, Whittier and Company ????/1866 1422 0-2-2 World's first cog locomotive
Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Braking Locomotives of Paranapiacaba

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Brazil

São Paulo Railway See note 1600 0-4-0 Paranapiacaba (see note below)

Kerr Stuart and Robert Stephenson built some 20 tramlike brake locomotives for the Paranapiacaba incline which closed in 1982. Two are formally preserved at the Paranapiacaba museum and many others survive in the area, including at the station at Jundiaí. See James Waite's report of a 1977 visit for pictures and information. Some of the survivors are listed here. The tourist operation shown ceased around 1987.


Rob Dickinson

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