Billy
Billy
Basis for Billy & Charlie: Manning Wardle L Class 0-6-0ST
Manning Wardle L Class 0-6-0ST "Matthew Murray"
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Charlie
Charlie

Built over a period of 45 years by the Manning, Wardle & Co. of Leeds, this L Class 0-6-0ST locomotive was supplied to various civil engineering contracting firms in the UK. The later versions of this locomotive were built with an enclosed cab. "Matthew Murray (pictured above) was built in 1903 (works No.1601) spent most of its career at the Kent Portland Cement Works until being withdrawn in 1967. After changing hands a few time, the loco now resides with the Middleton Railway since 1990, where it was returned to service after a lengthy restoration process.

Collector's Corner
LC Wooden Billy from Amazon UK and US LC Wooden Charlie from Amazon UK and US
Wooden Railway model of Billy Wooden version of Charlie
Takealong Billy from Amazon US Take-n-Play Charlie from Amazon UK and US
Take Along model of Billy Take-n-Play version of Charlie
Trackmaster Billy from Amazon UK and US Trackmaster Charlie from Amazon UK and US
Trackmaster model of Billy Wooden version of Charlie

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