- Taw locomotive
name=Lynton & Barnstaple Railway "Taw"
gauge=RailGauge|23.5|lk=on|al=on 1 ft 11.5 in
length=convert|22|ft|4|in|m|2|abbr=on over buffer beams
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway,
Devon, South West England
29 September 1935
scrapdate=1935Manning Wardle 2-6-2T built 1898 for
Lynton and Barnstaple RailwayScrapped 1935
"Taw", like all the locomotives on the L&B, was named after the
River Taw, a local watercourse with a three-letter name.
The tradition of naming L&B steam locos after local watercourses continues into the 21st Century, with "Lyd", a replica of "Lew" (the fourth and final locomotive built to this basic design), being built on the
Ffestiniog railwayby a group associated with that line and the Welsh Highland Railway
Closer to the L&B, the railway's trust currently owns one steam locomotive - renamed "Axe" - which although it did not serve on the historic L&B, is being rebuilt for eventual use on the new line, currently centred at Woody Bay.
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