Locomotives and Carriages

Locomotives and Carriages

We own a number of historic steam locomotives and railway carriages which have all been rescued and restored by the Trust over the years. Some are in working order and some are on static display. Take a look below to find out more.

Steam locomotive Duchess of Sutherland travelling through the countryside

6233 Duchess of Sutherland

This Princess Coronation Class locomotive was built at Crewe in 1938 and worked express passenger services for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway. After being withdrawn from service in 1964 it was displayed in a Butlin’s holiday camp until eventually being acquired by the Trust, restored with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and steamed again in 2001. The Duchess is regularly used to operate train trips on the national rail network.

For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.


Steam locomotive Princess Margaret Rose standing on railway track

6203 Princess Margaret Rose

Built at Crewe in 1935, this Princess Royal Class locomotive worked express passenger services for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway. It was withdrawn from service in 1962 and displayed in a Butlin’s holiday camp before eventually being restored to working order in 1990. It last ran in 1996 and is currently on static display awaiting funds for another major overhaul, which would cost a minimum of £750,000.

For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.


Steam locomotive 80080 travelling through the countryside

British Railways Standard Tank Locomotive no. 80080

This engine was built in 1954 and widely used over the national rail network. It was saved from the scrapyard and restored in the 1980s. In the years since restoration, the engine has operated trips on the main line and other heritage railways, including spending the last few years at the East Lancashire Railway. From 2021, 80080 is on loan to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.


Steam locomotive 80098 operating at the Midland Railway-Butterley

British Railways Standard Tank Locomotive no. 80098

Like its sister locomotive no. 80080, 80098 was built in 1954 and widely used over the national rail network. After being saved from the scrapyard in the 1980s, 80098 was restored in the 1990s and ran for a number of years. It is currently undergoing an overhaul in our workshop. For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.


Dynamometer Car

Built in 1912 by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, this important vehicle was used to test the performance of locomotives by measuring factors such as horsepower and speed. It was restored with Heritage Lottery funding between 2008 & 2010.

For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.


Railway carriage Saloon 45000 on display

Royal/ Special Saloon 45000

This Saloon was built in 1920 by the London & North Western Railway Company and was used during its working life (up to 1989) by members of the Royal Family and other VIP’s. Saloon 45000 is believed to have been one of the carriages in Winston Churchill’s special ‘D-Day planning train’ in 1944. It has been restored by our volunteers over a number of years.

For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.

You can also find out more about the characters who have travelled in 45000 here


A miniature 21 inch gauge locomotive pulling a train of passengers at a Butlin's holiday camp

Ex-Butlin’s Miniature Locomotives

Our two 21-inch gauge locomotives were built in 1938 and ran in various Butlin’s seaside holiday camps until the 1960s. After being saved from a scrap yard and restored by our volunteers, they now occasionally run on a track outside the West Shed (this is for demonstration only – unfortunately rides are not available to the general public).

For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.


Railway carriage Inspection Saloon 6320 in a station platform

Special Saloon 6320

Built at the Derby Carriage & Wagon Works in 1927 as a first class corridor brake coach, this vehicle later became an ‘Inspection Saloon’ for high level railway staff and has also been used on the Royal Train. It is now restored to its 1930’s London, Midland & Scottish Railway livery and occasionally runs during special events. It is also available for hire to run on the national rail network – please get in touch for details.

For a detailed history visit our main organisation website by clicking here: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.

You can help us to look after our historic steam locomotives and railway carriages by making a donation. Your support will also help us to keep the West Shed Museum open for visitors to enjoy for years to come. As a Registered Charity we are grateful for every penny received!

To make a donation online, please click on the ‘Make a Donation’ button below, which will take you to our main organisation website – The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust:

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