Steam engines return to Thorpe this May, with Mountaineer on loan from a private railway. The loco is an 0-4-0 tender loco and capable of hauling passengers all day. Here are some pics of it been collected, delivered, and gauge trials to make sure it fits our railway and there are no issues that we need to address.

Mountaineer in the siding at home 1
Mountaineer in the siding at home 2
Mountaineer been loaded onto the trailer
Arrival at Thorpe Light Railway after a long trip
Building the loading ramp for Mountaineer
Gauging trials to make sure the loco fits
Mountaineer all ready for service for the running day