Cyril is an example of the many industrial diesel locos build by RA Listers’. It was built in 1932 and used on a peat bog railway in Wilmslow in Cheshire. It was preserved at Moseley Industrial Narrow Gauge Museum in Stockport in its original form with an open sided cab and on 2 foot gauge.
Using parts cannibalised from another Lister donated by Country Kitchen Foods Ltd, and a 2 cylinder 12 h.p. Lister engine, the loco was rebuilt to 15″ gauge by volunteers of the Murthwaite Locomotive Group. A new cab and bonnet in the style of a Lister Blackstone RM2 were built.
Cyril was re-engined with a 20 h.p. Lister engine during the winter of 1989.