We own nine locomotives, some of which are in service and others in various stages of overhaul or restoration.
Restoration started in 2015. Frames are being repaired at Sellindge.
Restoration completed in 2003. In service on the Swanage Railway until it was withdrawn for 10-year overhaul on 17th August 2014. It returned to service at Swanage in 2021.
34053 Sir Keith Park
Our most recent restoration, Sir Keith Park entered service on the Severn Valley Railway in August 2012. It moved to Swanage Railway in January 2018. After repairs to its axle boxes at Tyseley it moved to the Spa Valley Railway at Tunbridge Wells in August 2020 and will be based there for the forseeable future. Its boiler ticket expired in Spring 2022 and it has been stripped at Herston, prior to a boiler swap with a view to returning to to service in 2024.
34058 Sir Frederick Pile
Acquired from Mid-Hants Railway in 2023. To be restored as joint project with MHR.
Restoration completed in 2008. Withdrawn in 2017 for 10 year overhaul. It re-enter service in 2022.
34072 257 Squadron
Restored in 1990, ran until 2002. After a long delay it overhaul started in 2012. It re-entered service at Swanage Railway in November 2018 and moved to the Spa Valley Railway in 2023.
Merchant Navy 35025 Brocklebank Line
In 2020 SLL was approached by the Brocklebank Line Association to take custody of 35025. Our initial role was to safeguard the loco and its parts and to prepare the Sellindge site for its restoration. We are now engaged with the initial stages of its restoration.
80104 Standard 4MT Tank
Restoration completed in 1997. It has returned to service on the Swanage Railway following major firebox repairs where it ran until its boiler ticker expired in May 2021. It was been moved to Tyseley where major repairs to its copper firebox will be made. We hope it will return to service in 2024.
Austerity Saddle Tank Norman
Norman ran at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway until January 2018, when its boiler ticket expired. It is now at the East Lancs Railway for completion of its overhaul.
SLL previously owned these locomotives:
80078 Standard 4MT Tank
80078 was sold to a private buyer in October 2012. It left Swanage Railway for major overhaul and since run on several heritage lines.
35027 Port Line
Restored by SLL, and subsequently sold to Jeremy Hosking. Port Line was moved to Southall for overhaul prior to Main Line operation. It has since moved to Ian Riley's workshop. It featured in the 1988 BBC series The Train Now Departing which can be seen here. Note the section between 7 and 16 minutes into the program in which the loco is being steamed at Swindon by a youthful Willie Bath. Photo Archive Current details here.
35022 Holland America Line
Also owned by Jeremy Hosking and was located at Southall. It has subsequently moved to Ian Riley's workshop.
More details here.
31178 P class tank
Now owned by the Bluebell Railway, where it has been restored and returned to service. More details here.