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Pattheshunter

One of few known photos of "Pat" the shunter.

CIÉ for a few years in the early 60's owned a coal gantry in Cork that once belonged to the Great Southern & Western Railway, shunting this gantry was one locomotive that although made cheaply from scrap parts built on a shunter's tender, managed to remain in service for over 50 years.

Technical InformationEdit

The locomotive was built around 1905. It was constructed by putting a vertical boiler in an old tender and attatching 2 cylinders from a scrapped tank locomotive to the tender's axle, the result was a locomotive that worked until the mid 1960's.

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