Steam Locomotive E1 Class 0-6-0T NO.W2 Yarmouth, at Havenstreet Station on the Isle of Wight. Like the W8 Freshwater and W11 Newport, this was built in the Brighton works to the design of William Stroudley (1833-1889) for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR). Originally No. 110 Burgundy, the locomotive was built in 1877, and was one of 78 of this class designed for use in hauling goods over short distances. [Click on both images to enlarge them.]

The locomotive in her original form.

Yarmouth has changed in various ways since she was first built. She has lost her original "copper-capped chimney, crosshead water pump and wooden brake blocks," and a change of boiler has given her a different appearance, "especially around the cab" ("Steam Locomotive E1"). After a long history of different owners and uses, including use by a colliery company, she arrived at Havenstreet in 2012. Now named Yarmouth after the harbour town Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, she is currently undergoing a complete overhaul in the workshop.

Photographs, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee, who would like to thank the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's "Train Story" Discovery Centre for permitting photography. Historic image downloaded from Grace's Guide, with thanks. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer or source and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.

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"Steam Locomotive E1 Class 0-6-0T NO.W2 Yarmouth" Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Web. 11 August 2017.

"William Stroudley." Grace's Guide. Web. 11 August 2017.

Created 11 August 2017