Local Engine Returns to Steam

Whilst we all wish King Charles the best for his ongoing recovery – as well as his recent return to public duty, Ribble Steam Railway are delighted to announce the return to steam of Borrows No.48 “The King”.

The locomotive is still offsite, where it has been subject to an extensive overhaul.  Last steaming in the late 1990s at the Fleetwood Loco Centre, the locomotive moved to Preston to become part of the collection at RSR, and spent many years on display in the museum.

More details are available on the loco’s exhibit page  – however, the locomotive was built in St Helens in 1906, and initially worked in the local area, before transferring to Charlton in London, where he worked until 1967.

Trials are currently underway at the restoration location, and when complete, we hope to see the 118 year old locomotive returning to his home base at Preston and featuring on our passenger service.

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