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Built: 1866    Maker: Sharp Stewart & Co Ltd   Makers’ No: 1707    Bought: 1898/9

Withdrawn by WC&P: 1906 Scrapped: 1906

Weston B3

Photo reproduced with permission from Old Portishead by John Macleay published by Stenlake Publishing


This was the first Weston and was bought from the Furness Railway where it was numbered 35A. This loco was similar to the B2 Clevedon also being an outside-framed well tank ‘single’, but with larger cylinders and boiler. Note the narrow (original) cab and oval nameplate. Driving wheel diameter was 5ft 71/2 in. Weston was more powerful and heavier than Clevedon and lasted longer on the railway, but only until 1906 when it was sold for scrap.

Weston Class B3 2-2-2WT