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Finnish type B1 0-4-2ST no. 9, right side
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No: 7173   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Beyer-Peacock & Co Ltd   Country: Finland
Finnish type B1 0-4-2ST no. 9, right side

Photographed in the Railway Museum at Hyvinkää, Finland, on 16 May 2009.
Built in 1868 by Beyer-Peacock at the Gorton Foundry in Manchester, this is the oldest locomotive in the Museum. It was in service until 1926 and is the survivor of two that were imported from England.
Length: 7.9 m, Weight: 26000 kg, Wheel diameter: 1250 mm, Maximum speed: 60 km/h.

See also picture #7174
Picture added on 22 July 2009 at 07:36
add commentComments:
Peter do you know why it has that enormous extension to the chimney?
What looks like a British type chimney seems to be underneath it with a giant filter extension built on top of it.

Added by John Southall on 23 July 2009.
They burned wood, and you can see the same kind of design on North American locomotives, they have mesh spark arrestors inside so they don't set the forest on fire as they travel past!
Some of my pictures of old Swedish steam locomotives have a variation that looks like a giant doughnut wrapped around the base of the chimey: that's a cyclone type spark arrestor that whirls the exhaust around so the heavier pieces of ash go to the outside and fall back into the smokebox instead of up through the chimney.
There will be more Finnish locomotives to come - however I also have a rather demanding job to do!

Added by Peter Langsdale on 23 July 2009.
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