Adopt an Engine

As I write all preserved railways in the UK are closed and they are unable to earn much needed cash.

I’m keen to support preserved railways in these difficult times so I was very pleased to find the Kirklees Light Railway Adopt a Engine scheme.

I really like the KLR, I’ve visited a couple of times (on an atmospheric April day and for a steam and diesel gala) and I’m happy to support the railway.

Choosing which loco to adopt was easy – it had to be ‘Owl’. Who could resist a 15inch gauge ‘Heisler’ type, with a crank shaft that’s driven by two centrally mounted cylinders arranged in a V formation 🙂

I thought the ‘Gold Package’ was really good value and I am now the proud owner of a ticket to ride all day for 4 adults, a photo of Owl, a pen, a very detailed pin badge, a certificate and a KLR teddy bear.

If you can, please make an effort to support your favourite line. I’m sure they will be grateful for any support we can give.

2 comments

  1. The KLR is my local railway and I must admit Owl is my favourite too. It’s mesmerising watching it move. Hopefully they’ll be able to re-open and hold their September gala this year.

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    • Hi Mark
      Yes, Owl is great to watch. I’m always intrigued about what motivated Brian Taylor to build it. Just because he could, perhaps 🙂
      I’m hoping the gala will go ahead this year, it’s always a good day out. Social distancing should be possible even in 15 inch gauge carriages, even if it will reduce the number of passengers
      Steve

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