Hawthorn Leslie Met up for sale

Penbryn Engineering of Hengoed, South Wales, is seeking a buyer for ex-Metropolitan Electric Supply Company Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST Met (2800/1909).

Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST Met stands in store at Long Marston in 2008 prior to its move to South Wales for overhaul. Credit: JACK BOSKETT

The forgotten loco was sent to the Hengoed works for restoration nearly 10 years ago, where it was dismantled and some preliminary work started. However, following the death of its owner, work ceased and, having obtained custodianship of Met, Penbryn Engineering is looking to move the loco on. 

Met began its career at the MESC’s Acton power station, later being absorbed by the CEGB and transferring to Bow power station, where it finished work in 1967. A boiler inspection in 2011 revealed the barrel and outer firebox to require some repairs, with the inner ’box showing excessive wastage in places. Penbryn is looking for offers in the £20,000 region. To book a viewing email David Brake on dbrake@penybrynengineering.co.uk

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