Locomotives you might see on a visit to the Railway
Lady Helen (Tram)
Lady Helen was rebuilt for 2005 having spent the last 20 years out of use, it's last run being at Bentley on our opening day back in 1984! In those days it was a petrol-mechanical long wheelbase 4-wheeled vehicle, but was then been rebuilt as a battery-electric with bogies (one powered, the other fitted with vacuum brakes). After it's return Lady Helen provided regular Saturday services for 2 years as well as reversible winter shuttle services. During 2012 Lady Helen was overhauled again and is the driving car permanently coupled to a new set of matching coaches, this new formation is propelled by a petrol-electric arrangement in the rear car. The formation has been amended further for the 2015 season to improve reliability.