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Zebedee steam engine, Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Zebedee No. 1

15 inch gauge railway
0-6-4 tank locomotive, coal fired.
Designed by David Curwen, built for the railway in 1974 by Severn Lamb of Stratford-upon-Avon. Zebedee has only left the railway once in its lifetime and that was for a rebuild in 1991.

Muffin No. 2

15 inch gauge railway
0-6-0 Tender locomotive, coal fired.
Designed by David Curwen, built 1967 by Berwyn Engineering of Chippenham. Muffin was formerly based at the Longleat Safari Park and was the second steam locomotive to arrive at Lappa Valley in 1976.

Ruby No. 3

15 inch gauge railway
0-4-2 tank locomotive, coal fired. She joined us in 2015 as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations and was named by our visitors. Built for us by Exmoor Steam of Devon, one of the most respected manufacturers in the country.

ELLIE NO. 4

15 inch gauge railway
0-4-2 tank engine built in 2006 by the Exmoor Steam Railway.
Originally built for a private garden railway in 12.25" gauge, the locomotive was only ever steamed a handful of times. Ellie returned to her builders at Exmoor where she remained until he winter of 2016-17 when Ellie was rebuilt and re-gauged to work at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, where she arrived in August 2017.

Ellie

CITY OF DERBY  (D5905)

15 inch gauge railway
The City of Derby joined us in 2016. Rebuilt in 2003 by the Markeaton Park Light Railway, it is based on a British Railways Class 23 Baby Deltic.
Powered by a 2.8L Isuzu turbo diesel power unit with hydraulic transmission.


Arthur

15 inch gauge railway
Originally built in 1952 for use in a mining / quarry environment. Previously based at Longleat safari park the engine was re-built here at the railway in 2011. Formally known as ’Pooh’ and renamed ’Arthur’ in memory of a former employee.

Eric

10¼ inch gauge railway, Newlyn Downs Branch line.
0-6-0 diesel hydraulic Perkins 22 bhp.
Designed and built in 2008 by Alan Keef Ltd of Ross-on-Wye.
Named after the founder of Lappa Valley Railway.

Eric the Diesel, Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Duke of Cornwall, Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Duke of Cornwall

10¼ inch gauge, Newlyn Downs Branch line.
4 - 4wPH with a 1600cc Ford Crossflow petrol engine.
Designed by David Curwen, built in 1981 by Severn Lamb of Stratford-upon-Avon. Originally based at the Carlyon Bay Railway, near St Austell. Relocated to us in the 1990s

125 / HSt

7¼ inch gauge railway, Woodland Railway.
4-4wPH Honda petrol single cylinder, 6.5 bhp.
Built in 1980 by Mardyke Miniature Railways of Rainham modelled on the British Railways Class 43 (High Speed Train / HST)

125 / HST at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

APT

7¼ inch gauge railway, Woodland Railway.
4w-4wPH Honda petrol single cylinder, 6.5 bhp.
Built in 1982 by Mardyke Miniature Railways of Rainham modelled on the British Railways Advanced Passenger Train (APT)