Black Prince Overhaul 2019-21

This unique locomotive is now at John Fowler Engineering in Cumbria being fully overhauled.

This company recently restored the ‘Train from Spain’ as the Ravenglass and Eskdale’s “Whillan Beck”, star of our 2019 Gala.

The RHDRA has committed £80,000 of reserves to pay for the overhaul with the help of our generous members.

The overhaul is progressing well and the expectation is that we will see Black Prince running on the RHDR in July 2021.

In appreciation of member’s donations:

  • the two largest donors will each receive a footplate pass for the newly overhauled loco when she returns to service
  • three more footplate passes will be drawn from all remaining donors, so everyone has a chance!
  • the passes will be transferable
Black Prince stored at New Romney
Stored at New Romney in 2019

 below: at Ravenglass awaiting overhaul in October 2019