December 12 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
A Suffolk museum was in full steam yesterday for one of its most popular annual events.
Leiston Long Shop Museum’s annual Final Fling autumn steam day celebrated the rich industrial past of Richard Garrett & Sons original “Town Works” – part of which the museum now occupies.
As well as the factory’s own thriving history, the event also featured visiting engines and vehicles, including a three-quarter scale steam lorry.
A rare shunting engine, Sirapite, was also in steam and offering rides.
The part traction engine and part locomotive was built in 1906 and bought by Richard Garrett & Sons in 1929 to replace the horses which had been used to manoeuvre trucks between the works and Leiston railway station.