The Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust operates and maintains ex-LNER class B1 4-6-0 no. 61264.

Following her rescue from the scrapyard in 1976, the B1 returned to steam in 1997 after a 20-year restoration.

Over the next decade she clocked up many thousands of miles in revenue-earning service, operating on both heritage railways and the UK main line.

Withdrawn in 2008 for a heavy general overhaul, almost £500,000 has been spent on repairing and renewing 61264’s boiler – all funded privately by generous donations and loans from supporters.

With the overhaul finally completed in December 2012, 61264 was moved to her new long-term home on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where she is now a mainstay of the locomotive roster.

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First fire

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Saturday 23rd July saw the first fire in 61264 since November 2014.

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4-6-0 reborn!

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61264 is now a 4-6-0 again thanks to another week of hard graft by the […]