Steam Locomotives

Coaling up C847

C847. The focus of a lot of attention over the past few months, 847 is almost ready to return to hopefully reliable service. Work focus inside the firebox has seen the grate completely renewed with new firebars and carrier bars. The Westinghouse air compressor was overhauled by Triple R engineering in Palmerston


We will be running L509 on Queens Birthday Weekend, Sunday 5th June, from 11am till 4pm. Come and ride behind this 134 year old locomotive. A great day out for all the family.


L509. Continues to give good service during Sunday running with no problems being experienced.

C512. Work on turning up new pins and reaming and bushing holes on the valve gear parts has been the main focus of work over the last few months. The way bar had its bearing surfaces built up and machined and has now been fitted on the frame.

L509, Fowler #5 and R.M.30 will be running

To help celebrate national Children's Day we are offering FREE entry for all children under 15 when accompanied by an adult from 10am till 4pm.

Barclay 1335 inside at last

Another Busy few weeks at SSR. For the first time in a very long time Barclay 1335 was moved inside the loco shed.


The restoration of PWD 531 is advancing with the new welded boiler now fitted to the chassis. Still a little bit of work to get it bolted down but its good progress.

Great News we have just recieved a grant from the Lion Foundation for the Purchase of a new set of fire bars for the overhaul of C 512. Many thanks to them.