South Coast Steam

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South Coast Steam Ltd is a United Kingdom-based steam locomotive operating company, based in Portland, Dorset.

Owned by Barry Gambles and incorporated in January 2003,[1] the company is registered along with South Coast Crane Hire in Loughborough, but operationally located in South Coast Crane Hire's main yard in Portland.


Class Number (&Name) Image Current location Current status
No.701 "Franklin Roosevelt" (3278)
USATC S160 Class No. 3278 'Franklin D. Roosevelt'.jpg
Purchased from Greece in 1984 and delivered to the Mid-Hants Railway, where the locomotive was restored and finished as Longmoor Military Railway 701 and named after the 32nd President of the USA. Dismantled. At Tyseley Locomotive Works for overhaul.
Waterloo 'Bournemouth Belle' geograph-2650465-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg Purchased from Barry Scrapyard in 1980 by the Mid-Hants Railway. Restoration started and had reached an advanced stage in 2003, when the engine left for South Coast Steam. Currently under restoration at West Coast Railway Company


  1. ^ Companies House Records

Coordinates: 50°33′2.89″N 2°26′41.64″W / 50.5508028°N 2.4449000°W / 50.5508028; -2.4449000