My previous 3 postings are available via the link below:-
This posting deals with a couple of small steam locos at the Ribble Steam Railway and the Planet loco (a replica) at the Museum of Science and Industry (MS&I) in Manchester.
The first loco is an Avonside 1568 of 1909 ‘Lucy’ – see photo above and the link to the Ribble Steam Railway web page below:-
The second is Andrew Barclay 1598 of 1918 ‘Efficient’ – see photo above. It spent it’s entire working life at McKechnie Brothers’ copper smelting works at Widnes – see link to the Ribble Steam Railway web page below:-
The third loco with a Merseyside connection is a replica of a Planet loco (see photo above) which is usually at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, it being a significant loco on the world famous Liverpool & Manchester Railway. Here’s a link to a Wikipedia page about it:-