The Midland Railway – Butterley is looking for a full time Engineering Supervisor to spearhead the restoration of two of the railways iconic 3F tank locomotives.
Three of these locomotives were rescued for the railway in the 1970s as being ideal for the operation of passenger trains. These locomotives were built in the 1920s for the London Midland and Scottish Railway as part of a large class of general purpose small locomotive that could be used for shunting and hauling goods and passenger trains on shorter services. This type of locomotive was to last until the end of steam and when the Midland Railway – Butterley was being set up two of these machines were rescued from Barry scrapyard in South Wales with a third recovered after industrial service in West Yorkshire. The two from Barry have been restored and used at the Midland Railway – Butterley whilst the third has still to see service.
Currently none are in service but the restoration of two is now well under way, including 47445 that has not yet steamed in preservation.
The Midland Railway – Butterley is now looking for a full time Engineering Supervisor who will be able to oversee the completion of these two machines and look forward to developing the overhaul of additional locomotives.
Anyone interested in this position and with the relevant skills should write to Geoff Smith, General Manager of the Midland Railway – Butterley at Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan Calladine, the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said “We have made excellent progress so far with the restoration of these locomotives but now need someone to
take charge of bringing these machines back to steam.”
Published on December 6th 2016.