Leasowes Miniature Railway
Mucklow Hill, Halesowen, West Midlands, UK
Leasowes Miniature Railway is a 7¼"gauge single track line running for approximately 400 yards along the towpath of Dudley No 2 canal, with views overlooking woodland and Breaches Pool. The railway is owned and operated by ex BR fireman M.J. Male, who laid the original track in the summer of 1990. The railway operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday's throughout the year if weather permits. Rides are hauled by either the steam locomotive "Prince Edward", or diesel loco "William Shenstone". Car park and children's play area nearby.
Freelance design, 2 cyl, 2-6-2 prairie tender loco, built in 1936 by G. Gower, Northampton. It has a boiler pressure of 110 psi, overall weight of 8 cwt. Loco is shown in it's former colour of brunswick green, but is now finished in maroon.
This loco was built by the owner in 1990. It is an overscale design of the BR Class 50 numbered 50021. Powered by a 700cc petrol engine, with differential drive to wheels, it weighs 4 cwt, and is finished in light blue.