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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.

Trevithick: Replica Locomotives

From Graces Guide
Replica of Puffing Devil road locomotive at Camborne 2009.
Working 1990 replica of 1802-3 'Coalbrookdale' locomotive at Blists Hill, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Working replica of 'Coalbrookdale' locomotive at Blists Hill, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums
1981 working replica of 1804 'Penydarren' locomotive at Swansea: National Waterfront Museum
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2008 working replica of 1808 'Catch Me Who Can' locomotive at Bridgnorth Station, Severn Valley Railway
The looped handle on the right works the throttle valve, while that on the left reverses the engine by rotating the quarter-turn 4-port valve
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The lever for the quarter-turn 4-port valve can be seen here. It is actuated by the leather-faced tappets on the vertical slotted rod

Note: This is a sub-section of Richard Trevithick.

'Puffing Devil' road locomotive

Working replica of Trevithick's road locomotive which ran in Camborne on Christmas Eve, 1801. Replica built the members of the Trevithick Society in 2001. See Richard Trevithick: Puffing Devil

'Coalbrookdale' locomotive

Working replica residing at Blists Hill, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

A non-working replica was displayed at Telford Central Station, Shropshire. In 2012 it was removed to Hadley Learning Community School.

'Penydarren' locomotive

Working replica, usually located at Swansea: National Waterfront Museum.

'Catch Me Who Can'

This is a recent working replica of Trevithick's last locomotive, built in 1808. It is built to modern standards, and does not attempt to replicate the constructional details of the day. In fact there are no original drawings to serve as a guide, beyond simple contemporary sketches. Details of surviving Trevithick engines also provided guidance. See here for more information about the project.

Located at Bridgnorth Station, Severn Valley Railway.

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