The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society



  • Wheels: 0-4-0
  • Length: 7’8″
  • Width: 3’0″
  • Type: Diesel mechanical


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.

News for this locomotive

  • Locomotives: a summer summary

    The following update is reproduced from the R&ER Magazine number 218, September 2015. River Irt River Irt: has seen heavy use in traffic but lost a few days at the outset


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  • Locomotive mileages 2015

    Mileages to 31st December 2014 were as follows: Steam 2014 2013 + / – River Irt 6,534½ 0 +6,534½ River Esk 0 0 N/A River Mite 6,246½ 3,128 +3,118½ Northern


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