Royal Train at Penpergwm - Bob Green
6201 News
News update
30 August 2016 6201 Princess Elizabeth successfully completed her first mainline tour since overhaul on the 23rd August, when she took the Steam Dreams ‘Catherdrals Express’ service from London to the West Somerset Railway. Then on Sunday 28th, 6201 departed London Kings Cross en-route to Peak Rail at Rowsley... Read full report

Lizzie returns again
19 August 2016 On 17th August following repairs, 6201 Princess Elizabeth set off from the West Shed at the Midland Railway Centre on a second test run to ensure the locomotive is ready for the forthcoming mainline charter tours starting next week. We’re very pleased to announce that the test run was a success, and Lizzie will depart for Southall on Monday 22nd August ready to take the Steam Dreams charter tour on Tuesday from London to the West Somerset Railway. A huge thank you to everyone concerned in carrying out the repairs and sending her back out in such superb condition! See our updated Tours page for more details

Status Report
22 June 2016 The issue reported late on the evening of Friday 17th June was a bearing on the front bogie running hot, and was the reason that, sadly, 6201 couldn’t take the PMR Tours charter to York and Scarborough as planned. The bearing problem is now being dealt with by the engineering team, and we hope to have some positive news again shortly following repair. Contributions towards the expected cost of repairs are always very welcome.

Progress over April and into May
6 May 2016 Progress on Lizzie's overhaul is moving forward apace. At the end of April, the Boiler Inspector made his final checks, and we now await a visit from the Vehicle Acceptance Body Read full report

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations on BBC One
5 May 2016 6201 ‘Princess Elizabeth’ featured in episode 3 of the BBC’s ‘The Day I Met the Queen’. In this programme John Craven toured the Midlands and North West to talk to people who had been fortunate enough to meet the Queen in person. Read full report

Progress Report
16 March 2016 Tyseley Locomotive Works are just putting the finishing touches to the overhaul, and since our last update new safety items fitted are GSMR, OTMR and TPWS. We have been assured that the work will be completed in mid-April ready for Vehicle Acceptance Board tests to be carried out... Read more

Progress Report
12 November 2015 The current overhaul is on target to complete by December 2015. This is subject to loaded test runs with the Vehicle Acceptance Body, and if all goes according to our plan we look forward to the return to mainline operation in Spring 2016. So watch this space for further updates on Lizzie’s comeback!

Tyseley Open Weekend - Oct 2015
12 November 2015 On the 24th and 25th October, Lizzie was back in steam once again at the autumn Tyseley Open weekend. 6201 Took part in the cavalcades up and down the yard accompanied by Tyseley ex Great Western resident locos 4965 Rood Ashton Hall and 9600 Pannier Tank. The weekend was a great success, and visitors were once again able to see the progress on the restoration... Read more

Tyseley star attraction! - June 2015
29 June 2015 The star attraction at the Tyseley Locomotive Works open days on the 27th & 28th June was 6201 Princess Elizabeth, overhaul virtually completed, taking part in the cavalcade operations along with 4965 Rood Ashton Hall and 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe..... Read more

Gigantic cheque handed over to the 6201 Princess Elizabeth Society at Tyseley Locomotive Works open day
27 June 2015 Generated by their superb cycling marathon along the disused track beds of the old North Staffordshire Railway, three 6201 members made a major contribution to the company’s fundraising.... Download full report (pdf)
Locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth Society Ltd, 39 Newton Street, MILLOM, Cumbria, LA18 4DR