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6201 PRINCESS ELIZABETH SOCIETY

Welcome to our new website, and the home of Locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth Society.  We are the proud custodians of the only surviving prototype Stanier 4-6-2 - LMS Princess Royal Class No. 6201 “Princess Elizabeth”, affectionately known as "Lizzie". 6201 Princess Elizabeth was saved from being scrapped by British Rail by the society who formed specially to buy the locomotive and preserve it for future generations.  After restoration and the lifting of the steam ban in the 1970s, 6201 Princess Elizabeth returned to the mainline again hauling specially organised charter tours all over the country.  Lizzie was undergoing an overhaul from 2013 at Tyseley Locomotive Works in Birmingham, and after an all too brief spell back on the mainline in 2016 is now at her new home; The West Shed, Butterley in Derbyshire.


 

Fundraising Appeal

Those people who have witnessed first hand the splendour and sound of 6201 Princess Elizabeth, will no doubt be saddened to hear that Lizzie was withdrawn from service in late 2016 after only a short time in service.  Weeping boiler tubes were the cause of the withdrawal, but to facilitate further boiler testing; the insurance company's boiler inspector has requested that the boiler is lifted to undergo non destructive testing to ascertain any further work required.  Therefore we are appealing to members and the general public to help fund repairs so that we can put 6201 Princess Elizabeth back into action as soon as possible.  For further information on how you can help click on the 'Make a Donation' Button below.


                      


 

Welcome to our brand new and exciting 6201.co.uk website!  Packed with new features and information, we hope you like the new contemporary look and feel...

On Saturday 26th November 2016, whilst carrying out a routine boiler washout and inspection, our chief engineer discovered a weeping small boiler tube. A...