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Foster, Rastrick and Co: Agenoria

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Exhibit at the National Railway Museum.
Exhibit at the National Railway Museum.
Exhibit at the National Railway Museum.
Exhibit at the National Railway Museum.
1829. Agenoria.

A railway locomotive built by Foster, Rastrick and Co in 1829 and of the same design as the Stourbridge Lion that was shipped to the US.

The Agenoria was built for the Earl of Dudley's Colliery Railway at Shutt End, and had undergone certain modifications from its original condition. These consist chiefly of a new inside sandwich frame, new cast iron wheels with ordinary spokes, and balance weights provided for the rear driving wheels. The Agenoria worked from June, 1829, for about thirty years and was kept at South Kensington Museum in 1925.[1]

It had vertical cylinders of 7.5ins diamerer and a 3ft stroke. The boiler was 4ft 1.5ins in diameter and 10ft 6ins in length.

The engine was used on the Shutt End Railway

This engine was preserved in the London Science Museum and then moved to the National Railway Museum

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1925/01/09
  • A Manual of Locomotive Engineering by William Frank Pettigrew. Published in 1901