Billy Preserved

The Terriers still at work

Great news following the failure of the two Terriers at the railway last year leading to the cancellation of their 50th anniversary weekend. See > for last years cancellation notice. Terrier 32678 will be working a typical Hayling Island train over the weekends of 29th - 30th March and the 5th - 6th April. [...]

In February this year, the Kent & East Sussex Railway ran trains to commemorate the last year of the Hayling Island branch. They were hauled by Terrier 32678, formerly 'Knowle' in lined BR black. The train consisted of a Maunsell in Maunsell liveryand a BR Mk1 brake 3rd in BR(S) green. The photo by David [...]

The former 'Hayling Billy' LB&SCR No:46 'Newington' is seen here in the 1980's at Havenstreet, proudly carrying its Southern Railway (IoW) identity W8 'Freshwater'. About to depart for Smallbrook Junction, where its passengers will be able to connect with British Rail, Network South-East services to Ryde, Brading, Sandown and Shanklin. Itself formed of vintage former London [...]

Here at Wootton station on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway we see preserved 'Terrier' No: W8 'Freshwater', originally the LB&SCR's No:46 'Newington' among its many guises, running 'round its train past the beautifully restored signal cabin that once served the loco's namesake IoW station. Terminus of the former Freshwater Yarmouth & Newport Railway's line [...]

In 1979 following its sojourn on a plinth outside of the 'Hayling Billy' public house, 'Terrier' No:46 'Newington' was donated by its owners Brickwoods Brewery, to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet. Where returned to full working order and resplendent in the Southern Railway's 'Maunsell' olive green livery, as their No: W8 'Freshwater'. [...]

Following ownership by its builders the LB&SCR, transfer to the neighbouring London & South Western Railway, resale to the Isle of Wight's Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway, service with the Southern Railway, and nationalisation as part of British Railways. No:46 'Newington' continued its wanderings well into preservation era, going first to Droxford as part of [...]

In the 1980's the Bluebell Railway modified the 'Stroudley Improved Engine Green' livery, of their preserved 'Terrier' No:55 'Stepney', to represent long scrapped sister locomotive DS377 'Brighton Works'. Seen here in the platforms at Horsted Keynes station, the original DS377 was originally built as No:35 'Morden', and as the Brighton Works shunter carried an LB&SCR [...]

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