News & Blog

January 2018

2018 Events updated

January 2nd, 2018|

Visit our Events page to see what 61264 is doing in 2018

Happy New Year

January 1st, 2018|

The Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust would like to wish all our members, friends and followers a Very Happy New Year for 2018, we have an exciting year ahead so visit back soon to see what […]

September and Decembers newsletters now available!

January 1st, 2018|

See the newsletters page for 70th Anniversary issue for 61264 including list of 2018 mainline runs and visits.

April 2017

Superheater problems

April 9th, 2017|

After a very successful week at the KWVR Steam Gala, followed by the Whitby Flyer railtour, we were disappointed to find on returning to Grosmont that steam and water was leaking from somewhere on the […]

August 2016

Join us!

August 4th, 2016|

With the loco now back in traffic there has never been a better time to join the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust – why not be a part of keeping this handsome mainline workhorse on the […]

Back in traffic!

August 1st, 2016|

As of 16:35 on Sunday afternoon, 31st July, 61264 re-entered traffic and hauled its first solo revenue earning trip from Grosmont. This was following a couple of days of running in, double heading with 44806 […]

July 2016

Valve setting, insurance exam and on the move

July 28th, 2016|

61264 passed its boiler insurance exam and made its first moves today after 18 months out of traffic. A huge thank you to all involved both on the TBLT Engineering team and at the NYMR.

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First fire

July 24th, 2016|

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

By the end of the day the safety valves had been set, brakes, injectors and a few other things were checked to make sure they still […]