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Coppernob No.3
Coppernob
Furness Railway No.3 at York

Built

1846

Retired

1898

Heating Surface

940 sq ft.

Full Weight

32 Tons

Coupled Wheels Diameter

4ft 9in

Furness Railway No.3 (nicknamed 'Coppernob' or '''''Old Coppernob') is currently on display at the York National Railway Mueseum


HistoryEdit

It was built by the Liverpool based company Bury, Curtis and Kennedy and was a four coupled version of Edward Bury's popular design and remains to be the only survivor of this type. She hauled the first passenger train on the Furness Railway on the 24th August 1844. It shared the Furness Railway with three other similar locomotives for six years, in it's later years it was used for dockyard shunting around Barrow-In-Furness. In World War II it stood on display at Barrow-In-Furness Railway Station wear it aquired some 'wounds' caused by shrapnel by german bombs. It is now on display in the Natinoal Railway Mueseum but dispite this is still in full working order and ran on the Furness Railway in 1996 as part of the 150th annerversairy. In 2007 a shedplate was stolen off the locomotive and has not been seen since.

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