Catch Me Who Can
The original Catch Me Who Can was an early steam locomotive built in Bridgnorth by Richard Trevithick in 1808.
It was Trevithick's fourth locomotive and the world's first locomotive to haul fare-paying passengers, at a "Steam circus" in Bloomsbury, London.
Trevithick 200 was formed in 2008 to celebrate the bicentenary by building a replica of this locomotive. Construction is taking place at Bridgnorth. The Catch Me Who Can news page has many pictures of progress since 2010.
Although still incomplete, the locomotive visited the Dutch national railway museum in Utrecht in late summer 2014 as part of an exhibition to mark the 175th anniversary of railways in Holland. The 2014 photograph shows the locomotive just before departure.
Her tractive effort is is 650 lbf. It has a 7" bore single cylinder with a 30" stroke, 48" wheels and 50 psi working boiler pressure.
Bridgnorth Arts Trail 2018
The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society sponsored a Catch Me Who Can sculpture as a part of the Bridgnorth Art Trail. The sculpture was one of twelve positioned around the town. They were aluminium castings that represent the locomotive in a much simplified form and was used as the ground for competition winning individual artists and groups to decorate. Statue 2: 'Just the Ticket' was positioned outside Bridgnorth station booking office and was designed by Tania Holland of Tania Holland Gallery using archive material provided by the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society. It was unveiled on 24 June 2018.