Rishra

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Rishra
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At WHHR
Home Railway Leighton Buzzard Railway
Original Railway A Water Works in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Status In Service
History
Built by Baguley Cars Ltd
Built 1921
Technical
Wheel Arrangement 0-4-0T
Locomotives


Tiny Baguley 0-4-0T Rishra (2007 of 1921) was repatriated from its Indian resting place at a water works in Kolkata (Calcutta) by Michael Satow, the founder of the Indian Railways Museum in New Delhi. It is normally based at the Leighton Buzzard Railway. She is the only surviving Baguley steam loco, and one of only a very few built; the works number sequence for steam locos started at 2000. She is believed to be 1 of only 2 surviving locos with Baguley valve gear, Rishra having Baguley Improved specifically, similar to the Bagnall-Price gear which was adopted by Bagnall after E.E. Baguley left that firm.

Rishra visited the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in 1990 and 2006. It also visited the Festiniog Railway in 1990, where it was on display at Boston Lodge.

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