Welcome to the award-winning official website for the Furness Railway Trust.
We are based in the North West of England but our locomotives and carriages are found at heritage railway sites nationwide.
You can get in touch via this website.
Website last updated: 23 August 2013
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FR20 celebrated her 150th birthday party at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon, County Durham, on Wednesday 21st August, 150 years to the day from when she was delivered to the Furness Railway.
The 1863 veteran wore a flower wreath and "150" headboard during the day, when the normal charge for riding on the Locomotion running line was waived so as many people as possible could enjoy riding behind the oldest working standard gauge steam locomotive. During a short ceremony, champagne was poured over the buffer beam, a coal "cake" was fed into the firebox, and a more conventional cake shared amongst museum visitors and FRT volunteers.
is racking up the mileage on hire to the Severn Valley Railway, ""Cumbria" remains
under overhaul with the boiler also at the SVR but for specialist
repair, "Fluff" is now at
our base at Preston where our shed
is coming on in leaps and bounds, and our Royal
Saloon is busy carrying passengers at Beamish!