8457 Mincaster Mill 14 April 2018

Springtime on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. The line's newest acquisition, Krauss & Co 4-6-2 8457 approaches Muncaster Mill on 14 April 2018 with the 13:50 Ravenglass to Dalegarth service. The loco was built in 1927 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, held in Seville. After sporadic use until 1932 it was put into store, and amazingly stayed unused until the 1960s. After being purchased for an abortive railway project in Barcelona, it was eventually acquired by the Ravenglass line in 2015, funded by a 'Train from Spain' appeal. After restoration the loco entered service on 17 March 2018, but will be officially unveiled on 5 May, when it will be receive the name Whillan Beck.