Locomotive Engineering

The Locomotive Engineering Department look after the steam locomotives.

If you would like to get involved in firing or driving a steam locomotive you must work within the Department on the maintenance of the locomotives, this way you will understand how they work and how to fix things if they develop a fault.

Based at Kemsley Down, most of the work is carried out in the Engine Shed. Volunteers will be trained on how to use tools and machinery. It can be a very dirty job and quite labour intensive at times.

Current jobs:

  • rebuilding Premier
  • Superb’s boiler overhaul
  • Alpha’s cosmetic overhaul.
  • Repaint and rewiring of diesel loco Barton Hall

They are currently working on Work Weekends and Sundays at Kemsley Down. To volunteer to join the team, email info@sklr.net

 

Premier being rebuilt with Superb’s boiler on a wagon alongside and Superb behind