Small brass replica of the plate that would have been on the side of the West Ham steam locomotive in the 1960s. They would have been sold to many railway enthusiasts.
From Newham Heritage & Archives collection
Decapod was built at Stratford Railway Works in 1902 and held several records: it was the most powerful locomotive constructed for any British railway up to that time; the first ten-coupled engine ever seen in this country; and the only 0-10-0 tank engine to work our railways.
Flying Scotsman at Stratford in November, 1984. 4472 conveyed the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to open the (now closed) North Woolwich Old Station Museum.
Brass Makers Plate from PLA Loco no 52, manufactured in 1915 by Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd No 1155, Leeds. This loco is pictured with goods wagons, at the North Side of Victoria Docks, in the photo titled Dock Railways (3)
Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection
Brass No Plate from PLA Loco no 52 manufactured in 1915 by Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd, Leeds. This loco is pictured with goods wagons, at the North Side of Victoria Docks, in the photo titled Dock Railways (3)
Part of Newham Heritage and Archives collection
Beckton Roundhouse and Locomotives.
This was one of three running sheds built to house the Works' own locomotives. It had eight tracks radiating out from a central turntable. Three of the 40 engines belonging to the company can be seen resting from their labours and these attest the varietyand types of locomotives in use the Company. (For more details about these see Beckton Gas Works - railway (3))