Furness 20

Date: 23/04/12
Preston - Preston

Furness Railway No.20 is regarded as the oldest working standard gauge steam locomotive in Britain today, and a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to take a closer look at the old steamer down at Preston docks.


at Ribble Steam Railway

In a lifetime that has lasted 151 years, the old loco has enjoyed a number of homes, occupations and even a few nip and tucks along the way, but to the eyes of its the countless admirers and enthusiasts, you wouldn't have noticed.

Although making it's self at home with Ribble Steam, old Furness Railway No.20 earns it's keep with appearance up and down the length and bredth of the UK, with cameos ranging from festivals, to museums to feature films.

We caught up for a chat with Tim Owen, Chairman of the Furness Railway Trust and one of the men responsible for the survival of the old machine. 

For more information about Furness Railway No.20, take a look at the the Furness Railway Trust website at www.furnessrailwaytrust.org 

Website: http://www.ribblesteam.org.uk/