Peterborough Crane Hire - Gently lower the MLR 740 on to its prepared track, shorly after arrival at Railworld.
This Indian Hill Engine from Matheran Light Railway, near Bombay, was built by Orenstein and Koppel of Berlin in 1907 and hauled passengers and freight for 75 years.
The locomotive worked on gradients of 1:20 and had to negotiate curves of 14m (45'). To do this the wheels 'steer', using a system of articulation originating from Sir Arthur Haywood's Duffield Bank Railway in Derbyshire.
740 Arrived at Railworld in August 1994 and was positioned on an inclined tracked plinth, overlooked by the East Coast Main Line.
The loco was then put on extended loan to LBNGR. It has since been removed from LB and subject to an offer to fully restore the locomotive and put this unique loco back to work in the UK once again for the enjoyment of all.
- We are pleased to say that :-
- This locomotive has now moved to the South Tyndale Railway for full restoration.
- We wish them well and fully support their vision.