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Ferry Meadows Railway (1988)

A 1988 image showing the much loved “Henry” steam engine at work on the Ferry Meadows Railway.

The 4-6-4 “Henry” was a 10.1/4 inch gauge engine and was built by Nottingham based Ernest Dove, a road haulier who in his spare time built no fewer than nine miniature gauge steam engines between 1940 and 1953. “Henry” was built by Dove in 1949 as “Commodore Vanderbilt” and was based in North Wales where it was initially owned by boxer Randolph Turpin before relocating to Skegness in the late 1950s and then on to Ferry Meadows. The engine is now (2016) in private ownership (see lower image courtesy Colin Edmondson).

Photo: Colin Edmondson