|Builder||Avonside Engine Company, Bristol, England.|
|Cylinders||8 1/2 x 12|
|Mill First Used at in Mackay||Farleigh|
|ID Number or Name||"KENT"|
|Fate||Scrapped after 1971.|
This locomotive was built in 1917 and was used in the construction of the Feltwell Aerodrome in Norfolk, England for the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 but the war ended before it could be completed. To carry construction materials a 2ft 0in gauge railway was laid by contractors, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons from Lakenheath GER station to the airfield site.
Purchased by Farleigh Mill in 1921, it was later used at Racecourse Mill from 1927. It was either sold or scrapped after 1971.
The Builder's plate still exists and
was sold at auction in 2011.
The Avonside at Racecourse Mill, date unknown. (courtesy George Bond Collection)
The builder's plate was sold at auction in 2011. (courtesy www.antiquesreporter.com.au)
|References||BROWNING, John ; various
Feltwell.net. (2019). Railways of the Wissey. [online] Available at: https://www.feltwell.net/feltwell2/written/railways.htm [Accessed 7 Feb. 2019].