13 ”Pilk” MR 11142/1960

the pilk on a passenger train

This loco was new on 2/6/60 and was delivered to Pilkington Brothers. This famous glass making company used many narrow gauge railways in the Ormskirk area to collect sand, which is the basic constitute of the glass made in the St Helens works in Lancashire. The sand was harvested from arable land, the railways moving frequently to the next area of land to be worked. The last of these railways were at Bickerstaffe, and no. 13 was at a site known as intake lane. The railways closed in February 1978, and the locos were sold. This loco moved to the West Lancashire Light Railway at Hesketh bank on 21/1/1979.the loco moved to join the MRT collection in October 1987. It has been fitted with air brakeing equipment to allow it to operate passenger trains on the railway

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