Photo of the Week – 26th February 2017 – Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway 2

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Photo of the Week – 26th February 2017 – Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway 2

This locomotive is the River Esk.

River Esk (2-8-2)

  • Year of Build: 1923
  • Wheel arrangement: 2-8-2
  • Length: 24ft
  • Colour: British Railway Black

River Esk was purpose-built for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and was delivered in 1923 from Davey, Paxman & Co of Colchester. The design was mastered by Henry Greenly and inspiration for dozens of narrow gauge locomotives that were subsepauntly built in Britain and Germany between the wars. After early innovations in her design (including a steam powered tender!) proved unsuccessful, she became a tireless performer, and has run thousands of miles per year every year since 1952. For many years painted green, the loco is currently in black livery.

You can find out more here: http://ravenglass-railway.co.uk.

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