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6201's Boiler Back up to pressure at Carnforth (Nov 2018) Over the last few weeks, further progress has been made with repairs at Carnforth - just in time for 6201 Princess Elizabeth's 85th birthday on the 3rd of November.  The motion has been re-fitted, and more components repaired and reinstated accordingly. ...

The team at Carnforth have been making very good progress with the locomotive since the last update, and though there is still work to do, we're very pleased to report on the work completed so far.To date, all welding work has now been completed, new piston rings have been installed,...

With the locomotive withdrawn from service prematurely at the end of 2016 primarily with weeping small boiler tubes; the society has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to find a resolution to the situation.Whilst the locomotive has been out of action, 6201 Princess Elizabeth has been at The Princess Royal...

Firstly a massive thank you to everyone who has made a donation so far. We've now raised well over 50% of the money required to fit the new small boiler tubes - the equivalent of 65 out of the 123 tubes. However, we still need to raise the money for...

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 of the site.  The website has been developed in house, and though there is still some work to be done; going forward it will be...

On Saturday 26th November 2016, whilst carrying out a routine boiler washout and inspection, our chief engineer discovered a weeping small boiler tube. A more detailed inspection revealed several other suspect tubes. Instead of replacing these few tubes and fulfilling our programme of work for the rest of the...

30 August 20166201 Princess Elizabeth successfully completed her first mainline tour since overhaul on the 23rd August, when she took the Steam Dreams ‘Cathedrals Express’ service from London to the West Somerset Railway.[spacer height="20px"]Then on Sunday 28th, 6201 departed London Kings Cross en-route to Peak Rail at Rowsley. Lizzie hauled...

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...

29 June 2015The 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.6201 complete with renewed boiler cladding, looked and...