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History:  River Eden's primary claim to fame is having been built to the same technical specifications as a British Rail class 2/1. 

 

River Eden spent her entire working life at RAF Leuchars, shunting ammunition and provision wagons.  Upon retirement she was sold to Lochty Private Railway where she undertook similar shunting duties as well as pulling the occasional passenger train.

 

When Lochty closed in 1992, River Eden was placed into storage at Methil Power Station until 2001 when she made the move to Kirkland.  Thankfully she had been mechanically maintained but required thorough cosmetic reconstruction to bring her back to full life.  After this work was completed the Base Commander of RAF Leuchars very kindly attended the Yard and participated in the re-naming ceremony for her.

Since 2001 River Eden has been the backbone of Kirkland - taking everything thrown at her in her stride and until Forth's reconstruction in 2016 - she had the sole responsibility for all our passenger trains on Open Days.  Nowadays she has a separate starring role in Open Days.  Not only is she usually responsible for pre-opening shunting duties she also becomes a star attraction come 11.00 am and transforms herself into our "Driver for a Fiver" vehicle where you yes YOU can take full control for a journey up and down her custom track.

'Forth'

Manufacturer: Andrew Barclay

Manufacturer Number: 1890

SGB Number: 10

Specification:  0-4-0ST

Year of Manufacture: 1926

Miscellaneous