Our Engines and Track plan

Our 5" and 7 1/4" track layout

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Our Engines

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Hagrid

  

Having been built by the society in 2000, Hagrid has operated trains both at our original railway at Kingfisher and here at Caldecotte. Hagrid is named after the fictional Harry potter character of the same name, as both the locomotive and the movie appeared at around the same time.

Carrying it’s Blue livery it’s whole life, Hagrid had an overhaul in 2013, which included an engine replacement and a repaint (this time with speed whiskers and stripes down it’s bodyside) which has ensured that he will remain operational for many years to come.

Stats:

Power: petrol

Gauge: 7 1/4 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-4-2

Status: Stopped for repair

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Katie

Katie has spent most of her life on our railway.  She can usually be seen coupled to the wheelchair wagon and performs the occasional passenger duties when required.

Stats

Power: petrol

Gauge: 7 1/4 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-6-0

Status: Operational 

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Pollyanna

  

Polyanna, like our other regular steam engine, Sylvia, is a Romulus class engine, and arrived at Caldecotte in late 2017 from an extensive private railway to help run trains whilst Sylvia undergoes overhaul. Although identical designs, polyanna is fitted with an early boiler type, with the steam dome closer the chimney whist sylvia's sits in the middle. 

Stats:

Power: Steam

Gauge: 7 1/4 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-4-0

Status: Under repair

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Sylvia

  

Sylvia is CMR’s trusty steam locomotive. First arriving on the railway in 2014, her design is a Romulus, which is one of the most popular designs of miniature steam engines in the UK, with the first of the class being built by Rodger Marsh in 1975. 

In May 2017 a defect was discovered in Sylvia’s firebox, and she was withdrawn from service for an overhaul, which will involve lifting the boiler out of the frames, we hope she'll return to service by the end of the 2019 season

Stats

Power: Steam

Gauge: 7 1/4 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-4-0

Status: undergoing overhaul 

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Wandenburg

Perhaps one of the most powerful steam engines to visit CMR, we would run out of coaches for Waldenburg to pull before she ran out of steam. Waldenburg is usually in use on our special event days. She is a scale model of a Swiss 750mm gauge Waldenburgerbahn 0-6-0T steam locomotive, with a tender added on the back for extra water and coal capacity. The real Waldenburg steam locomotive can be found in the Swiss Museum of transport in Lucerne.

Stats:

Power: Steam

Gauge: 7 1/4 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-6-0

Status: (Privately owned)


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Edgar

Edgar was among some of the first steam engines to grace the rails when our new ground level track was completed in 2012, and ran until 2014, when she was withdrawn with Injector troubles. She currently wears the livery of a Great Western Pannier tank, and despite her size, has proved herself to be a very capable engine.

Stats:

Power: Steam

Gauge: 7 1/4 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-4-0

Status: Stored (engine not permanently based at CMR)

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Matilda

  

Matilda is a 'what if?' locomotive, looking somewhat like a cross between a British Railways (BR) class 17 and prototype 'Fell' locomotive No. 10100. She is usually found with her ACME coal wagon. She is also fitted with a powerful front light which enables her to run at night. Her duel bogie drive ensures that she can haul great loads with ease.

Matilda suffered an electrical Fault at the start of 2018 and is currently stored pending repair.

Stats

Power: Battery

Gauge: 7 1/4

Wheel arrangement: Bo-Bo

Status: Stored pending repair

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No. 242 RHB

This Swiss Diesel outline battery locomotive No. 242 was completed in 2017, and has since proven itself to be a reliable performer. 242 can sometimes be seen at some of our events away from the railway, running on our portable track.

Power: Battery 

Gauge: 7 ¼ inch

Wheel arrangement: Bo Bo

Status: (Privately owned)

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Class 08 'Peter Earthy Esq.'

Peter is a model of what could be considered one of the most successful designs of locomotives in the world, the class 08 diesel shunter. The class 08 first entered service for BR in 1952, but the design dates back to 1934 when the original batch was built for the London Midland and Scottish railway (LMS). Almost 1000 class 08’s were produced, and, somewhat amazingly, a fair amount can still be found in everyday use today.

  

This particular 08 was scratch built by the late Peter Earthy, who measured up a real class 08 at Bletchley depot, before going home and building his model, with no small detail left off. 

Peter can be found in use or on display at our portable track.

Stats:

Power: Battery

Gauge: 5 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-6-0

Status: Operational

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2MT 7865

 Standard class 2MT (Power classification 2 - Mixed traffic) is another long standing engine of CMR. She is a scale model of a London Midland and Scottish (and later BR) Steam locomotive, designed by H. Ivatt. The first 20 Locomotives of the class were built in 1948, and upon  nationalisation  the remaining 108 members of the class were completed by BR, with some modifications to make them more powerful. Back to the model, 7865 carries a fictional number and name, as well as LMS crimson lake livery, which the real loco’s never had the opportunity to carry (they were painted in BR black for their entire working lives).

Stats:

Power: Steam

Gauge: 5 inch

Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0

Status: Operational 

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D5912 Esmerelda

D5912 Esmerelda is loosely based on a BR class 23 'Baby Deltic', which were a fleet of 10 locomotives which were operational between 1959 and 1971. Only one class 23 ever carried BR blue livery, D5909. Esmerelda arrived on long term loan at Caldecotte Miniature Railway in June 2019

Stats

Power: Petrol Hydraulic

Gauge: 7 1/4 inch

Wheel arrangement: BO-BO

Status: Stored pending repair

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Achillies

Achillies is a small black tank locomotive built in 1999.

After a period out of use, Achillies is now being returned to operational condition

 

Stats

Power: Steam

Gauge: 5 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-6-0

Status: Under repair


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DGR No. 17

The first of three battery powered locomotives (of the others, currently operational is RHB 242, while the final loco is currently under construction) built to run on a private railway in Northamptonshire, they sometimes come and help us run trains at Caldecotte

 

Stats

Power: Battery

Gauge: 7.25 inch

Wheel arrangement: 0-4-0

Status: (Private owner)