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Southern Railway 4wVBCT No. DS199Posted by: Robin R Beck on Apr 6, 2020 @ 17:04:43
Has been cosmetically restored at Statfold Barn, losing its machine housing and displayed outdoors.

Arlesey Lime &Portland Cement 4-4wVBCT No. 'Hooley'Posted by: Robin R Beck on Apr 6, 2020 @ 16:04:59
Worked in a chalk quarry in Arlesey. One of two steam excavator digging at different levels of an open pit quarry, supplying a cement works. Worked until the 1920s when more modern machinery took over. The quarry closed 1930s, and lower level flooded. When the scrap men arrived in World War 2, they dismantled the top level machine but RP 306 was hidden in the flooded quarry.

In the 1970s the flooded quarry used by boaters and divers. News of the sunken excavator got out. It was rescued and returned to builders workshops where apprentices rebuilt it, being in steam by 1980. Went on loan to Museum of Lincolnshire Life. But over time fell into disrepair. Moved to Threlkeld where it was again restored. Now giving demonstrations.

Named HOOLEY after Ray Hooley who was instrumental in it being preserved.


Unknown 6wVBCT No. UnknownPosted by: Robin R Beck on Apr 6, 2020 @ 16:04:37
Has been operational at Amberley but at present on display awaiting an overhaul.

New Zealand Railways 4-8-2 No. Ja.1250Posted by: John t findlay on Apr 4, 2020 @ 22:04:49
Change status to overhaul

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6880 'Betton Grange'Posted by: Russell Newman on Apr 4, 2020 @ 10:04:54
A big milestone was reached in the construction of No. 6880 "Betton Grange" on the 17th of March 2020 when the newly rebuilt boiler from the now ex No. 7927 "Willington Hall" was placed on the frames of the locomotive. It is hoped the No. 6880 will enter service later this year.

Penrhyn Slate Quarries 0-4-0T No. 'Edward Sholto'Posted by: Russell Newman on Apr 4, 2020 @ 09:04:27
The former Penrhyn Slate Quarries Hunslet built 0-4-0ST "Edward Sholto" has been placed on static display at Beamish Open Air Museum for the foreseeable future having not been steamed since 2016.

British Railways 2-10-0 No. 92212Posted by: Jack Spencer on Apr 3, 2020 @ 01:04:47
9F 92212 will now be moved to the Llangollen Railway to receive her 10 year overhaul earlier than expected. This is due to limited accommodation at Crewe so the engine would have waited for an overhaul for a lot longer.

Chippewa Valley Railroad 4-4-0 No. 16Posted by: David Peterson on Apr 2, 2020 @ 16:04:51
NEW BOILER -2017- LUND MANUFACTURING, PRESSURE 150 PSI - FUEL: COAL CONSRUCTION # 15-16

Unknown 4-6-2 No. 70000 'Britannia'Posted by: Russell Newman on Apr 2, 2020 @ 12:04:06
Mr Steven Thompson sir I think your thinking of the full size 70000 that is at Crewe as this one is a scaled down 15inch gauge version that was built in 1988 that is still able steam at times at the Conwy Valley Railway Museum during the year.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 No. 4488 9 60009 'Union of South Africa'Posted by: Jack Spencer on Apr 2, 2020 @ 12:04:21
Good news! Union of South Africa will now move to the East Lancashire Railway where she will run for two years until her boiler ticket expires in 2021. However her East Coast Sprint on 7th March has ended up as her last ever mainline run, as a Scottish finale is now no longer possible.

US Army Transport Command 2-8-0 No. 701 3278 Posted by: Jack Spencer on Apr 2, 2020 @ 12:04:49
S160 3278 is now moving to the Churnet Valley Railway as part of a new 10 year loan agreement with her owner. Which means that a future pairing of three S160s is now possible on a more frequent basis.

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 35025 'Brocklebank Line'Posted by: Russell Newman on Apr 2, 2020 @ 06:04:43
It has been announced that Southern Railway rebuilt Merchant Navy Pacific No. 35025 "Brocklebank Line" is to be placed into the care of Southern Locomotives Ltd at the Swanage Railway by its now former owners the 35025 Brocklebank Line Association. The plans are to secure the storage of the locomotive and components possibly at Swanage or Herston at a later date? Its unknown if any possible restoration will be carried out in the near future for now.

Unknown 4-6-2 No. 70000 'Britannia'Posted by: Steven Thompson on Apr 1, 2020 @ 21:04:57
70000 Britannia is located at Crewe Diesel Depot/ Locomotive Service Limited and is one of there Operational Fleet

Nassington Ironstone Quarry 0-6-0ST No. 'Ring Haw'Posted by: Russell Newman on Apr 1, 2020 @ 14:04:15
Former Nassington Ironstone Quarry Hunslet built 0-6-0ST "Ring Haw" which has been a long time resident at the North Norfolk Railway has been sold to the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society for a secure future with them and at the North Norfolk Railway. The locomotive is due to come out of service for its next 10 year overhaul.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 68081 75006Posted by: Russell Newman on Apr 1, 2020 @ 09:04:44
It has been confirmed that the ex War Department Hunslet built Austerity 0-6-0ST No. 75006 is in line for overhaul back into traffic at the Nene Valley Railway soon when the overhauls of both BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0 No. 73050 "City of Peterborough" and former Danish State Railways 0-6-0T No. 656 are completed.

Great Western Railway 2-8-0T No. 5239 'Goliath'Posted by: Russell Newman on Apr 1, 2020 @ 05:04:44
The ex GWR 5205 Class 2-8-0T No. 5239 "Goliath" has now left the East Somerset Railway and has returned back home to the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Paignton in Devon.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 2-8-0 No. 701Posted by: on Mar 31, 2020 @ 17:03:47
The status can now be changed back to display; the cosmetic restoration was completed some years ago.

Lanarkshire Steelworks 4wVBCT No. NonePosted by: Robin R Beck on Mar 31, 2020 @ 13:03:25
An interesting self propelled steam crane. With a lift of 20 tons it had 3 sets of dual pistons, allowing it to travel, hoist & slew(turn) simultaneously. A skilled operator could manage loads very quickly. Later models only had one set of pistons. Travel, hoist & slew were engaged by clutches from one drive shaft. This crane was made at Marshall Fleming & Jack, Dellburn works in Motherwell for the Lanarkshire Steel Company to operate at their Motherwell steelworks. Now displayed at the entrance to Summerlee Heritage Park. Without its boiler.

Grand Trunk Western RR 2-8-2 No. 4070Posted by: Jim Arcaro on Mar 30, 2020 @ 22:03:05
A few corrections: The 2100 is not owned by Midwest. It is being restored by a group that leases space there. Other steam locomotives that have run on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic, besides 4070, are Ohio Central (CP)1293, and NKP 765. It is hoped that 2100 will be able to run there too, once it is completed. I am part of the restoration team.

Thames Plywood Manufacturers 4wVBCT No. NonePosted by: Erik Newland on Mar 30, 2020 @ 21:03:32
All these cranes that are being added as locomotives lately. I Assume they can all move under their own power, but does something railbound with an engine of some kind always count as a locomotive??

Thames Plywood Manufacturers 4wVBCT No. NonePosted by: Robin R Beck on Mar 30, 2020 @ 15:03:34
A 5 ton lift self propelled steam crane used at Thames Plywood Manufacturers at their Barking factory. Now preserved at Didcot. Has been operational and used for lifting at Didcot but the last inspection found the boiler in need of repair. Taken out of service.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 8WVBCT No. MP10Posted by: Robin R Beck on Mar 30, 2020 @ 13:03:11
A 50 ton lift self propelled breakdown crane built for the LMS by Cowans Sheldon at their St Nicholas works in Carlisle. Spent all its working life in Scotland, based in Motherwell and later Edinburgh. Moved to Didcot in the late 80s.

SJ 2-6-2T No. 1178Posted by: Russell Newman on Mar 29, 2020 @ 05:03:28
There has been some news on the former Swedish State Railways S Class 2-6-2T No. 1178 as of 2020 the locomotive has been sold by its owner to the Nene Valley Railway for a brighter future. No. 1178 remains in storage at Wansford shed but it is hoped that restoration will start one day soon when time and funding in available.

Canadian Pacific RR 4-6-4 No. 2816Posted by: Erik Newland on Mar 28, 2020 @ 16:03:55
This locomotive has been stored since 2012. Please change its status accordingly.

Canadian Pacific Railway Co. 4-4-0 No. 151Posted by: Erik Newland on Mar 28, 2020 @ 16:03:34
Several sources state that this locomotive was built by Baldwin.

International Rhine Regulation Rly 0-4-0T No. 12 'St. Gallen'Posted by: Dave Stretton on Mar 27, 2020 @ 22:03:54
When I visited the loco was in the shed/workshop it does appear to be in operational codition.It had no plates on but carried a No. 6 on the front of the chimney. There are also photos of it in steam and carrying the name "Widnau"

London & North Eastern Railway 6wVBCT No. 961015Posted by: Robin R Beck on Mar 24, 2020 @ 15:03:25
A 10 ton crane built for the LNER at the Leicester works of Taylor Hubbard. To be used on permanent way work for the railway.

While working for LNER & BR it was based variously at Leyton, Beighton & York. After withdrawal was sold in 1982 to Nene Valley railway. Can now be seen at Chasewater railway


Southern Railway 8WVBCT No. 1580SPosted by: Robin R Beck on Mar 24, 2020 @ 15:03:30
A 45 ton lift breakdown crane built for the Southern Railway. It was allocated to Exmouth Junction until its closure in 1965. Then was based at various depots of the Western Region of British Railways until withdrawn in 1984. Bought by Mid Hants railway in 1992. They had it in service a year later.

London & North Eastern Railway 8WVBCT No. 951516Posted by: Robin R Beck on Mar 24, 2020 @ 14:03:21
One of two cranes built for the LNER to replaced two taken over by the War Department. Built by Ransomes & Rapier at their Waterside works in Ipswich. Works order F4991-3. Had a maximum lift of 45 tons. In 1943 allocated to Gorton depot. In 1965 moved to Newton Heath depot. Withdrawn from service in 1981. Sold to Bluebell Railway in the same year.

Overhauled and back in use in 1985. Used on various heavy lift jobs around the railway until 1995 when taken out of service.


Canadian National Railway Co. 4-8-4 No. 6218Posted by: Erik Newland on Mar 23, 2020 @ 21:03:38
This locomotive is being restored cosmetically. Please change its status to cosmetic restoration.
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