The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

‘The Train from Spain’ – Krauss No. 8457


  • Built: 1929
  • Builder: Krauss & Co., Munich
  • Rebuilt: 2017, Old Hall Engineering, Bouth, Cumbria
  • Wheels: 4-6-2
  • Cylinders: 8″ x 6″
  • Driving wheels: 20¾”
  • Width: 39½”


We are raising funds and awareness to aid the restoration of No.8457, which is being purchased by the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society and being brought all the way from Spain to our humble corner of The Lake District!

The launch weekend and naming ceremony for ‘Whillan Beck’ will take place on 5-7 May 2018.

Visit our dedicated project site for details about the project, fundraising, donations and getting involved:

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Last updated: 17/4/18

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