Hudswell Clarke No. 633 ‘Lord Granby’

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Photo courtesy of Joe Hewson                                                      Lord Granby at Eastwell Fete 2013

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Eastwell History Group and ‘Lord Granby’

Eastwell History Group has embarked on a programme of conservation of ‘Lord Granby’, Hudswell Clark 0-4-0 saddle tank number 633.  This is part of a broader heritage programme for the ironstone quarrying village of Eastwell near Melton Mowbray, England.  It is an early step on what is expected to be a long journey. The left hand photo shows quarry workers with ‘Lord Granby’ in the incline yard at Eastwell, probably dating from the pre-First World War period. The locomotive still has the original unenclosed cab. Note also the earlier type of ore wagon.  Larger ‘trams’ with a capacity of around 30cwt. were introduced from late 1912, with the last of the older type being phased out during the early 1940s.’ The right hand photo shows Lord Granby in current condition with some indication of the work required to make it presentable. ‘Like’ our Facebook page to keep up to date with the progress of the Lord Granby restoration project – www.facebook.com/LordGranby

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