Britain – 1886 – 1887 – Will Isambard Kingdom Brunel lose control of his company T.H.R.S.? (VII)

Train engine #38 started its career at Dublin in October 1887 where it took four passenger wagons, one dining wagon and one mail wagon to Dundalk.

rt02_1887_oct_05

It was a great day for Ireland, a sign of new commercial opportunities.

rt02_1887_oct_06

In the image below, we can see train engines #25-#38 of the company “The Hammers Rail System”. The most heavily loaded trains from the list are train engine #25 (a 2-8-0 Consolidation hauling 6 wagons filled with goods to Middlesbrough), train engine #28 (a 4-2-2 Iron Duke hauling 2 wagons filled with goods and 4 wagons with food to Newscastle-Upon-Tyne), train engine #29 (another 4-2-2 Iron Duke hauling one passenger wagon, one dining wagon, one mail wagon, one wagon with goods, one wagon with food and one wagon with iron to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne), train engine #31 (a 2-4-0 Vulcan hauling two passenger wagons, one dining wagon, one mail wagon, two wagons filled with wool to Dundalk), train engine #33 (a 2-4-0 Vulcan hauling one passenger wagon, one dining wagon, two wagons filled with goods, two wagons with food to Rhondda) and train engine #35 (a 4-2-2 Iron Duke hauling two passenger wagons, one dining wagon, one milk wagon and two wagons with wool to Dundalk).

rt02_1887_oct_07

In the image below, we can see the brand new 3-Truck Shay leaving Dublin in November 1887.

rt02_1887_nov_01

Cambridge Bullet 01 was getting very close to London Train Museum in November 1887, and train engine #6 (a 4-4-0 8-Wheeler) was carrying three wagons of steel to London at the same time.

rt02_1887_nov_02

In November 1887, train engine #34 (a 4-4-0 8-Wheeler) suffered another breakdown. Its first breakdown occurred in June 1886. This is shocking considering this train engine is among the newest in the fleet of T.H.R.S., having been in service for only 2 years.

rt02_1887_nov_03

In the image above we can see train engines #4-#17 of T.H.R.S. in November 1887.

Train engine #17 (a 4-2-2 Iron Duke) was unloading four passenger wagons and one mail wagon at Norwich.

To be continued…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s