BLACK 5 Locomotive

The Locomotive was built by Armstrong Whitworth in 1937 and spent most of its life at Agecroft motive power depot near Manchester. The shed code was 26B and this is reflected in the name of the company that owns the locomotive – The 26B Railway Co Ltd. In 1965 it was withdrawn from BR service and sent to the Barry Island scrap yard. 

Latest news

Tender lift 2022 – 2

Happy new year to all our supporters

Please see photo’s of some of the ongoing work conducted throughout the year. This work was mainly conducted on the Boiler and tender of 45337, but other remedial work was…

Recent Activity

On the 2nd February we had a small team working who conducted some remedial activity. After further inspection, and contrary to the last reported news, 26B are pleased to report…

Happy New Year to all supporters

26B are pleased to report that 2022 has commenced with the means with which we aim to continue for the ongoing restoration. The valves have recently been removed from the…