ELR Baron Street 4

ELR Baron Street 4 - East Lancs Railway Baron Street Works
46441, now at the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston. Taken from their website (www.ribblesteam.org.uk):

The LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed for mixed traffic.

A total of 218 were built between 1946 and 1953, mostly at Crewe. The LMS classified them 2F, BR 2MT. 46441 was built at Crewe in April 1950, and allocated to Lancaster, Green Ayre. it's duties included the Lake Windermere cruise, a passenger train from Morecambe to Lakeside, via Ulverston hauling the District Engineer's saloon. It's last general repair was at Crewe works in 1964.

These locomotives were the cheapest to operate on BR, as 16s 6d a mile in the mid-1960's - the same as a DMU, which replaced them.

When Green Ayre closed, the loco moved to Carnforth, where it was saved from the scrapman by Dr Peter Beet in April 1967. The loco last steamed in preservation in 2002, but takes pride of place near the entrance to the museum area at Riversway.

ELR Baron Street 5


Photo comment By Peter Kenyon: Keen you open up to the public asap . A long way not to see anything.Good luck

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