No.13 Kissack

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19 Tons, 10cwt



Beyer, Peacock 


In Traffic

803,728 (@1964)

Company Director

11 x 18

3 9

No.13 Kissack was a one-off order from Beyer, Peacock & Co., in 1910 and was again named after a company director Edward Thomas Kissack; it was a regular performer until a donor boiler overhauled from No.10 G.H. Wood was installed in 1949, dating from 1926.  It operated in this guise until 1962 when it was run on reduced boiler pressure and withdrawn.  A new boiler was ordered off the back of the new one fitted to No.4 Loch in 1968 from the Hunslet Engine Co., of Leeds and this was delivered in 1971 and fitted to No.13.  Outshopped in the green livery with the deeper original whistle returned, she ran in service until withdrawal after Santa Trains in 1992; the boiler was then refurbished and placed in the frames of No. 10 G.H.Wood as part of the  Year Of Railways celebrations leaving No.13 dismantled and stored.  It was not until 2001 that plans were made to ensure she would receive a new boiler and by the season of 2006 she was back in the service fleet (with some wag initially labelling her as No.12a!  Painted in the Indian Red, scheme but without the brass safety valve bonnet that originates from this locomotive was (latterly carried by No.11) this was returned to No.13 for a Winter Photography event organised by the Supporters’ Association and their very good friends at Isle of Man Railways in February 2013 and has stayed put.  She was withdrawn from service in 2013 for boiler repairs which were completed by March 2015, later turned for a photographic event.  No.13 was repainted into the Brunswick Green livery in March 2016 complete with three-tone lining of black edged with both vermilion and white (evidenced from a surviving locomotive sandbox and copied by the painters).  She remains in regular service during the season.

September 1960

Douglas Station


Works Photograph

July 2022

The Viking Keristal Summit

August 2022

Wedding Charter

March 1981

Douglas Station

April 1972

Douglas Station

April 1971

Douglas Station

February 2012

Winter Photography