Leighton Buzzard Railway
The home of Chaloner and Peter Pan
The latest book is on this wonderful coffee pot engine, built by De Winton.
They produced around 70 locos from 1868 to 1897. In the 1890's there were over 3000 men and boys working in the quarry, and there were 7 blondins in Pen-yr- Orsedd.
I'll be posting some photos soon of my walk up to the quarry and of the loco and sketches
This engine worked very hard, he built the London to Southend Road, and then he went to work in the stone quarries in Devon.
He was very lucky to be saved by Max Sinclair, and to be restored by an enthusiastic group of young men, Peter Pan went on to travel to all the places in the book. Thanks to Graham Morris, his owner for many years , who very kindly supplied me with so much information about Peter Pan.