The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

River Mite


  • Built: 1966
  • Builder: Clarksons, York
  • Wheels: 2-8-2
  • Cylinders: 8½” x 6″
  • Driving wheels: 18¼”
  • Length: 22′ 6″
  • Width: 3′ 3″


River Mite is owned by the Preservation Society which raised funds for its construction in the 1960s. The 0-8-0 frames from the former Poultney steam tender chassis from River Esk were used as the basis of the new locomotive. The locomotive made history by being delivered across the Pennines by traction engine Providence on 3 December 1966 and was commissioned on 20 May 1967.  Since then, it has been on permanent hire to the Railway Company.

News for this locomotive

  • Book and DVD Sale

    The Society is offering for sale a list of books and DVDs, which have been donated. All are therefore second-hand, but in good condition. The guide price is based on

  • Amazon Smile

    Do you shop at Amazon? Did you know that if you shop at Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the society at no cost to


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