The Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust operates
and maintains ex-LNER class B1 4-6-0
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Withdrawn in 2008 for a heavy general overhaul,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
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
Find out more about where we are, how to join the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust and our forthcoming events.