Meet the newest engine at Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Thursday 17th August, 2017
Lappa Valley Steam Railway received a very exciting delivery on Tuesday 8 August in the shape of our newest and largest steam engine, Ellie. Ellie is a welcome addition to the already impressive rolling stock held at Lappa Valley.
Joining the other recent addition, the diesel City of Derby, Ellie will be working on the mainline taking visitors in and out of the leisure park.
Ellie is a 0-4-2 tank engine built in 2006 by the Exmoor Steam Railway. Originally built for a private garden railway in 12.25" gauge, the locomotive was only ever steamed a handful of times. Ellie returned to her builders at Exmoor where she remained for a few years, until the winter of 2016-17 when Ellie was rebuilt and re-gauged to work at Lappa Valley Steam Railway. Ellie arrived in August 2017. Although very similar to the other resident Exmoor engine 'Ruby', Ellie is considerably more powerful to haul the heavier trains and slightly larger, making Ellie a very comfortable locomotive to drive and be pulled by!
NEW FOR 2017! Alongside Ellie, experience the NEW diesel engine 'City of Derby', NEW rolling stock, NEW Play Fort at East Wheal Rose and the NEWLY extended play area at Benny Halt with the NEW climbing frame and NEW ride on trains, meaning more fun before you even board the train! Do you need more of an excuse to go and visit?
Lappa Valley is open daily from 9:30am.
Visit lappavalley.co.uk for full details.