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WCMHR - Whittingham County Mental Hospital Railway
The WCMHR No. 1 depicted here was a replacement for the original No. 1 which was an industrial loco. This engine was bought relatively cheaply from the Southern railway and is ex-LBSCR Stroudley D1 0-4-2T 2357 which was bought directly from the SR for £750 in 1946 and was withdrawn following boiler failure in 1955. It was also the last D1 in active service.
The rolling stock is also of interest comprising three ex-L.N.W.R Diagram 17A 20 ton goods brake vans that were converted by the hospital joiners with gas lighting also fitted.
[Mike Morant collection]