This small brass plate (12" in width) was discovered by a metal detectorist searching near to the Culloden viaduct on the Highland Main Line in Scotland. With thanks to Lee Patrick for permission to display the photograph.
The Industrial Railway Society records that the first new locomotive was delivered from Manning Wardle & Co Ltd, Boyne Engine Works, Leeds in 1868. It was their maker's number 243 and was an 0-60-ST named "BEE". There are no photographs of it and the fate of the locomotive is not known.
The Society records that another Manning Wardle (No.1239) was delivered in 1893. This locomotive was a smaller 0-4-0ST named "WISH" and it was still here when the site passed to Heenan & Froude in 1921.