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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Withdrawn by WC&P: 1906 Scrapped: 1906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

History:

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