Amerton Railway. KS 4250 of 1922 0-4-0ST 'Lorna Doone'
|Dates of operation||1992–Present|
|Track gauge||2 ft (610 mm)|
|Length||1 mile (1.6 km)|
Construction of the railway started in 1990 in a field at the side of Amerton Working Farm. The first trains ran in 1992, but it was around 10 years later when the railway was completed as a full circle with two passing loops.
Development of the line
In May 2012 the 17 acres of land on which the railway is run was purchased by the railway, securing the future of operations at Amerton.
Recently work has started on modifying the headshunt to provide more room on the railway and an additional passing loop.
A comprehensive industrial demonstration railway is now being developed to add a turning triangle and a large amount of outdoor storage space.
Restoration is in progress on a number of narrow gauge waggons. A set of 4 RNAD box vans and flats have been restored and work has started on 3 RAF Fauld drop-side waggons. The railway has recently acquired a large number of 2 foot 6 inch gauge RNAD waggon chassis that are on the list to be re-gauged and restored as time and finance allows.
|Isabel||W.G. Bagnall||0-4-0ST||1897||1491||Built for the Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway. Fully operational.|
|Jennie||Hunslet||0-4-0ST||2008||3905||New build Kerr Stuart Wren class built by Hunslet. Privately owned but kept at Amerton.|
|Lorna Doone||Kerr Stuart||0-4-0ST||1922||4250||Wren class. Rebuild in progress, frames painted, new boiler complete. Now a rolling chassis in the engine shed.|
|Henschel (unofficial name)||Henschel||0-8-0T||1916||526||Built for the German trench railways. Spent most of its working life at the Sena Sugar Estate, Mozambique. Now under restoration.|
|Emmet||Orenstein & Koppel||0-4-0T||1938, converted to steam in 2003||21159||A new build steam locomotive, no longer based at Amerton.|
|Paddy||Alan Keef Ltd||0-4-0VTB with Tender||2007||In service, permanently moved to Statfold Barn Railway|
|Number 1||W.G. Bagnall||0-4-0ST||1911||1889||A kit of parts awaiting restoration.|
|Yellow Peril (unofficial name)||Motor Rail||4wDM||1975||40SD501||Built for the Severn Trent Water Authority's Minworth Sewage Works. Arrived at Amerton in 1991. Operational.|
|Dorman||Motor Rail||4wDM||1940||7471||Built for Hussey, Egan & Pickmere Ltd, Birmingham. Arrived at Amerton in 1991. Operational.|
|Dreadnought||Baguley||0-4-0DM (steam outline)||1939||3024||Built for Wilson's Pleasure Railway, Allhallows-on-Sea, Kent. Arrived at Amerton in 1991. In service, used infrequently on passenger services.|
|Yard № 70||Ruston and Hornsby||4wDM||1943||221623||Built for the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge Chattenden and Upnor Railway. Arrived at Amerton in 1992. Under repair.|
|Gordon||Hunslet||4wDM||1978||8561||Built for the National Coal Board's Allerton Bywater and Castlebridge collieries. Arrived at Amerton in 1996. In service, a regular on passenger trains.|
|The Littleton Ruston (unofficial name)||Ruston and Hornsby||4wDM||1964||506491||Built for the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge National Coal Board South Staffordshire Collieries. Arrived at Amerton in 1992. Operational.|
|The Hibberd (unofficial name)||F. C. Hibberd & Co.||4wDM||1937||2025||Bought by Gravelworks Ltd for the Preston Irwell Valley Water Board. Restoration in progress.|
|Golspie||Baguley||0-4-0DM (steam outline)||1935||2085||Built for Trentham Gardens. Later stored at Alton Towers for possible use on Alton Towers Narrow Gauge Railway. Arrived at Amerton in 2000. Restoration in progress.|
|№ 774||Baguley||0-4-0PM||1919||774||Worked on the Hendre-Ddu Tramway. On loan from the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum for a cosmetic restoration. Left Amerton on 21 November 2008 and is now on display at Statfold Barn Railway.|
- "Amerton Railway History Page". Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- Thomas, Cliff (2002). The Narrow Gauge in Britain & Ireland. Atlantic Publishers. ISBN 1-902827-05-8.
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