Aveling Porter Rail locomotive 9449 "The Blue Circle"
"The Blue Circle" at Quainton Road in June 2001 (Richard Salmon)
Aveling Porter were well known for their road-going steam engines. They also built a few railway locomotives, and most of those surviving are 0-4-0s. This example formerly operated at Snodland Cement Works, and was presented to the Bluebell in 1964 by its owners, Associated Portland Cement.
Above: The Blue Circle at the Bluebell Railway for a photo charter, 23 June 2004. (Tony Pearce)
Below: "The Blue Circle" being admired by the photographer's wife at Sheffield Park, 4 September 1964. (Ben Brooksbank)
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