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1925 built 020T 'Fred'
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No: 6728   Contributor: Marc Petit   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Avonside Engine Co. Ltd.   Country: Belgium
1925 built 020T 'Fred'

03/05/2009 - Balgerhoeke, Belgium

1908 - SCM (Stoom Centrum Maldegem)

020T "FRED", build in 1925 by the Avonside Engine Co. Ltd. (Bristol), is owned by Kevin Hoggett

See also picture #6727
Picture added on 07 May 2009 at 15:54
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The wheel arrangement is classed in the UK as "0-4-0ST" (saddle tank). 1908 is the construction number, and this locomotive was built to run on the standard gauge (4 ft 8.5 in).

Added by Peter Langsdale on 07 May 2009.
Thanks Peter for Your information. I used the wheel arrangement as known in Belgium (number of axles) and the information in the SCM brochure.

Added by Marc Petit on 08 May 2009.
I suspect that "Fred" was brought into preservation in the U.K. by Terry Robinson of Doncaster. This would be around the early 1960's if this is the same loco. I believe it came from somewhere in the Derbyshire area. I would hope that it is for I carried out its first steaming at what was left of the old Carcroft Station just north of Doncaster one Sunday. Terry had asked me to go along and do it for him knowing I was at that time employed as a Fitter at Doncaster Motive Power Sheds. I remember having to drop the first fire as the injectors would not pick up. I had been assured that they had been serviced, but found on stripping them that they were filled with lime scale. I quick DIY job of cleaning and I had one working so that Terry could drive his purchase up and down a short length of track. The local Fire Brigade had somehow been enabled to fill the boiler and tank for me in the morning, possibly a case of knowing someone in the right position within the Brigade. If it is THAT "Fred" I must say that it looks well after all these years.

Added by Tony Roberts on 14 January 2012.
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