The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

Whillan Beck


  • 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”


'Whillan Beck' is our new 'Train from Spain'. The locomotive was was commissioned and entered service on 17 March 2018. It was named on 5 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

News for this locomotive

  • Painting of Whillan Beck

    A new painting featuring Whillan Beck has been donated to the Train from Spain appeal and is being offered to the highest bidder under sealed bids. We are indebted to


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