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Croydon gas works did have an eclectic selection of steam locos. In the fifties there was "Allen Lambert" an Aveling Porter traction engine type, which survived until 1955. There was a fairly standard saddle tank named "Moss Bay" from Kerr Stuart which stayed until 1968 and a Sentinel shunter called "Joyce" arrived new in 1927 and also left for preservation in 1968. The Sentinel was similar to the Somerset and Dorset Joint examples. Finally a large chunky G Avonside 0-4-0 saddle tank, called "Elizabeth" arrived from the Sydenham gas works in 1955, ultimately presevered in 1969. There were also seven four-wheeled battery locos involved with the coking section of the works.
The neighbouring electricity works also had steam locos, including three Pecketts which looked slightly unusual as they had lowered cabs to suit a wagon tippler. These were replaced eventually by a fleet of diesels and the other electricity works, on the other side of the tracks, had an overhead wire electric loco, which was superseded by an orthodox Bagnall saddle tank.
 
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