The Golden Valley Light railway

A 2ft (610mm) Narrow Gauge Railway in Derbyshire


0-4-2 IST "Joan"

Allen Civil built this 0-4-2 Inverted Saddle Tank locomotive at his home in Uttoxeter, broadly in accordance with an early Bagnall "6 inch" design. She weighs around 6 tons in full working order. She was built new in 1997 and named "Pearl 2". She was based at the Amerton Railway, Stowe-by-Chartley, Staffordshire until 2003.

Locomotive Specifications
Built - 1997
tractive effort - 2000lb
working pressure - 160psi
Weight - 6 tons

"Pearl 2" arrived at the GVLR in 2003. She operated passenger trains on about 12 occasions each year. The owner let it be known in 2008, that the loco was for sale. Two association members purchased the loco in early 2009 and renamed her "Joan" in July 2009.

The owners have undertaken two modifications to improve operating performance of the loco. Ferrules have been fitted to the tube ends. A new axle driven air pump has also been fitted, though the original steam powered air pump is still fitted and available if needed but mostly unused.

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image: Pearl 2
0-4-2 IST "Joan" at Amerton
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