Old Kiln Light Railway



Works No: 920

Hunslet Engine Company of Leeds


Type: Large Quarry 

Built  1906                                    

Works Number 920: 


Wheel Dia: 20 1/4

Wheelbase: 4'0"

Length: Ft, In: 13'8" 

Width Ft, In:  5'41/2 

Height Ft, In: 8'3"

Weight: 7t 12cwt.

Original boiler pressure: 140 psi.

Bunker Capacity 2t



Built in 1906 (Works No. 920) by the Hunslet Engine Company of Leeds for the, Penrhyn Slate Quarry in North Wales. When rail operations ceased in 1962 the locomotive was sold into preservation to a private railway in Leicestershire.

Hunslet Engine No.920 built 1906 for Penrhyn Quarry North Wales, Classified as Large Quarry class of locomotive.

Delivered to Penrhyn on the 17th August 1906, with sister engine Sybil Mary

Withdrawn from work with defective boiler in 1951

Rebuilt by Penrhyn Quarry with boiler off of ‘Bronllwyd’ Hudswell Clarke locomotive (HC 1643) built 1930

Re-entered service 1952

From January 1952 to September 1954 was the only time Pamela was based at the Port

Withdrawn 1958 with a defective firebox. Stored out of use pending decision on boiler. (All locos gradually withdrawn from then as quarry turned to road transport)

Railway closed 1962 and and locomotives put up for sale

Pamela sold  1st December 1965 to a Mr V Salisbury.

Sold again October 1966 to John Vernon and moved to Newbold Verdon in Leicestershire. Locomotive had been partly dismantled at this time and was re-assembled by John with a new inner firebox. Steamed again in 1970.

After 10 years loco again put up for sale with complete rail system.

Pamela finally moved to Tilford on 18th November 1984.

March 2013 Pamela purchased by the Old Kiln Light Railway Society.


 Pamela Pictures at Penrhyn


 Pamela Pictures in Preservation 

 Restoration of Pamela

Why was she named Pamela:

Named after Pamela Georgina Douglas-Pennant (Born. 1863, Died. 20th July 1949) who was the Daughter of George Sholto Gordon Douglas-Pennant2nd Baron Penrhyn, owner of Penrhyn quarry.


The Other Large Quarry Locos of Penrhyn 

Hugh Napier                        Built  1904                                    Works Number 855
Sybil Mary                            Built  1906                                    Works Number 921
George Sholto                     Built  1909                                    Works Number 994
Gertrude                               Built  1909                                    Works Number 995
Edward Sholto                     Built  1909                                    Works Number 996




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