Merseyside – Where to see its preserved Locomotives and Rolling Stock – Posting 4

My previous 3 postings are available via the link below:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2016/07/31/merseyside-where-to-see-or-in-some-cases-not-see-its-preserved-locomotives-and-rolling-stock-posting-3/

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.

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The first loco is an Avonside 1568 of 1909 ‘Lucy’ – see photo above and the link to the Ribble Steam Railway web page below:-

www.ribblesteam.org.uk/exhibits/steam/9-avonside-1568-1909-lucy

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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:-

www.ribblesteam.org.uk/exhibits/steam/2-andrew-barclay-1598-1918-efficient

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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:-

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_(locomotive)