Fluff was the Lakeside Railway Society's first locomotive - bought by the Society to haul works trains on what was to become the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway from the Steelworks in Barrow-in-Furness. In due course the Furness Railway Trust was established and took over all the Society's assets, including the little shunter.

The locomotive spent three years on display outside Vintage Vehicles Shildon - the "other" museum in Shildon, County Durham, next door to the NRM's Locomotion, but has now moved to the Trust's home base, the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston. The locomotive spent three years on display outside Vintage Vehicles Shildon - the "other" museum in Shildon, County Durham, next door to the NRM's Locomotion, but has now moved to the Trust's home base, the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston.

Read the story of the engine's glory days

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