Guinness Brewery

Spence narrow gauge 0-4-0T

This locomotive was used to shunt the St James Gate brewery sidings in Dublin. Built 1895, it was withdrawn from service in 1956. It is now preserved in the Narrow Gauge Museum at Tywyn station on the Tallyllyn railway. Its sister locomotive, no. 17, is preserved at the brewery. These locomotives were built to the narrow gauge, 1' 10", of the brewery system, but with an ingenious converter wagon, they could also work the broad gauge sidings of the main line.

For a detailed description of the brewery railways see the Industrial Railway Society website.

Guinness 13

Guinness 13


Steam Locomotives of the Guinness Brewery

NumberBuilderTypeBuiltWithdrawn
Broad Gauge
2Hudswell Clarke0-4-0ST19141965
3Hudswell Clarke0-4-0ST19151965 - Preserved
Narrow Gauge
1Sharp Stewart0-4-0T18751913
2 HopsLewin0-4-0WT18771914
3 MaltLewin0-4-0WT18771927
4Sharp Stewart0-4-0T18781925
5Sharp Stewart0-4-0T18781925
6Avonside Engineering0-4-0T18821936
7Spence0-4-0T18871948
8Spence0-4-0T18871948
9Spence0-4-0T18871948
10Spence0-4-0T18911949
11Spence0-4-0T18911948
12Spence0-4-0T18911954
13Spence0-4-0T18951956 - Preserved
14Spence0-4-0T18951952
15Spence0-4-0T18951957 - Preserved
16Spence0-4-0T19021951
17Spence0-4-0T19021951 - Preserved
18Spence0-4-0T19021951
19Spence0-4-0T19021951
20Spence0-4-0T19051956
21Spence0-4-0T19051959
22Spence0-4-0T19121957
23Spence0-4-0T19211966 - Preserved
24Spence0-4-0T19211967 - Preserved

Broad Gauge No. 3 was the first locomotive preserved by the RPSI. She is based at the society's Whitehead depot where she is used for shunting and crew training, along with short train rides within the site. She carries the nameplates Guinness removed from diesel shunter No. 4 when the latter was scrapped.

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