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Furness Railway Number 20

The flagship of the FRT fleet, and the oldest working steam locomotive in the country, 153 years old this year! Originally built for the FR in 1863, the engine then saw lengthy service at the Barrow steelworks before being saved for first static and then living preservation!

FR 20 is at Locomotion - the National Railway Museum at Shildon, Co. Durham, and is steaming regularly throughout 2016

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Austerity 0-6-0ST Cumbria

Our first steam locomotive, Cumbria served with the War Department before being bought in 1973. It passed the 100,000 mile mark on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and is now based at the Ribble Steam Railway but available for hire to heritage railways.

It is currently on hire at the Battlefield Line in Leicestershire, following a first stint back from overhaul at the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

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GWR 0-6-2T 5643

The Trust's roving ambassador is at the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway for 2016.

See where it is and its future programme, read its history, find out how the restoration progressed, discover how you can still help, and look back at the successful boiler tube appeal.

Click here for more information on 4979"Wootton Hall"

GWR 4-6-0 4979 Wootton Hall

Our "big" engine is inside the FRT's workshop at the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston.

Work is getting underway on its major overhaul from Barry condition. The plan is to overhaul the tender, which requires a brand new tank and coal space, before tackling the locomotive, though small jobs will be undertaken on the locomotive when time and resources permit.


Click here for more information on "Fluff"


Our very first engine, this diminutive internal combustion locomotive was bought from the Barrow Steelworks. It's now undergone cosmetic restoration and work is beginning to see if it can be restored to working order.

Fluff spent three years on display at Vintage Vehicles, Shildon, but has now been moved to the Trust's home base at the Ribble Steam Railway, Preston and is currently stored inside our shed, out of the rain for the first time in many years!


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The locomotives of the Furness Railway Trust