There is a very large collection of industrial internal combustion and battery electric locomotives, and two steam locomotives are currently in operation. It is still an early stage in the development of the facilities on site, but a new line has been built and a station building and museum storage shed have been built.
STANHOPE is a Kerr Stuart ‘Tattoo’ class resurrected from a set of frames cut in two. The second locomotive was built by Kerr Stuart to a Decauville design for the French Army in World War I, known as the ‘Joffre’ class.
|STANHOPE at the impressive brick-built Silverdale Station|
|The storage shed is bright and airy, allowing visitors to view the 30 or so locos inside. This is the prototype Baguley amusement locomotive of 1928, still fitted with its original petrol engine.|