The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

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  • Perkins refurbishment

    Perkins has become the first occupant of the new workshop. Following the loco’s heroic efforts during the 2013 season, it is now receiving a new power unit and generally a

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  • Workshop update

    The new workshop gets ever-closer to completion. The exterior is now substantially complete. Concrete for the wash-down area outside was laid today. Click pictures to enlarge.

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  • Traffic Report Sunday 1st March 2015

    10:25, 12:30, 2:50 Lady Wakefield (Doris), David Mosley, James. 11:25, 1:50 River Mite, Phil, Andy The day started sunny but as it went on the weather worsened and there was

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  • March magazine published

    The March edition of the R&ER Magazine has been published and a hard copy should be arriving with our members shortly. The online magazine is also available to members. Features Locomotive mileages

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  • Heywood House

    After 3 1/2 days of upheaval, bunks taken apart moved,moved back and reassembled the new carpets are in. All 5 rooms and the stairs and landing. The place is looking

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  • Ravenglass crossover replaced

    The foreman and his gang have been busy in Ravenglass replacing the main crossover at the station throat. The individual points have been cascaded to replace worn-out points in the

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  • Steam at dusk

    Some lovely atmospheric shots of steam at dusk, courtesy of Nigel Day. Click on the images to enlarge them. River Mite and River Irt on shed at the end of

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  • Renewal of Ravenglass crossover

    Parts for the Ravenglass crossover have arrived on site. The crossover is planned to be relaid in January once trains stop running. The new switch-and-crossing work has been built up

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  • Santa specials

    The railway has been gearing up for the Santa Specials. River Irt hauls the first special for a school party, Rudolph gets his nose ready and Santa’s Elf makes an

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  • New-look Fisherground loop

    Fisherground loop has been remodelled by the track week gang. The Ravenglass-end point has been switched to give a straight run into the loop. Images courtesy of various Facebook contributors.

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