Peckett R4 Class 0-4-0ST № 2104

The locomotive is a modified R4 Class 0-4-0ST with a cut down cab (9 in) in order to work coal wagons under the tipplers. Built in 1948 & delivered to Croydon ‘B’ Power Station, it was returned for storage as the power station was not completed. Final delivery/re-delivery occurred in 1950.

№ 2104 was withdrawn in April 1972 and purchased for preservation in December 1972. The locomotive was restored to full working order by August 1976 and used in preservation for passenger work until the boiler certificate expired in April 1983.

Since being preserved the locomotive has starred in the Granada series Jewel in the Crown, where it was used for hauling Indian coaches in the massacre scenes.

No.2104 has been at the NLR since 1989. She pulled the Railway’s first passenger train in 1995 and broke through the ribbon as part of the Railway’s ‘Grand Opening’ ceremony in 1996. She has been the mainstay of the Railway’s steam fleet ever since, going through two 10 year boiler certificates before withdrawal on 2nd January 2017. She is currently sorted, pending her next overhaul (no date for commencement or time frame for the overhaul has been set).

Peckett R4 Class0-4-0ST № 2104 undergoing running repairs, at Pitsford & Brampton station on the 22nd of August 2004. Photo: Dan Slater

Peckett R4 Class 0-4-0ST № 2104 undergoing running repairs,
at Pitsford & Brampton station on the 22nd of August 2004.
Photo: Dan Slater

Shunter Peckett & Sons, Bristol 0-4-0ST
Class: R4 (Cut down cab) Works №: 2104
Built: 1948 Builder: Peckett & Sons, Bristol
Cylinders: 12 in Driving Wheel Diameter: 3 ft ½ in
Weight: 24 ton Maximum Design Speed: N/A
Boiler Pressure: 160 psi Maximum Tractive Effort: N/A
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: April 1972 Date Preserved: December 1972
Arrived at NLR: 23rd March 1989 Current Status: Withdrawn