Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Lady Barkly

From Graces Guide

1861 Locomotive engine designed by James R. Davies and built under the supervision of William Errington by Hunt and Opie. Designed to run on wooden rails.

Sent to New Zealand and used initially on the unsuccessful Invercargill Railway. The locomotive did not suit the wooden rails, but was later used on a bush tramway after being converted to an 0-4-0 and re-gauged.

Originally built at the "Irish" broad gauge of 5'3", she was converted to the standard gauge of 4ft 8½ inch for the Southland "Wooden Railway", then finally converted to the narrow 3'6" gauge.

Later the engine was converted to drive a sawmill

c1874 Appears to have been in use by a sawmill north of Winton, employed cutting sleepers for the Winton to Kingston line. This area became known as "Lady Barkly".

c1886 Also reports of it being used by "Massey & Co," sawmillers at Woodend then by "Guthrie & Larnach", sawmillers at Clifton

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