New tender for Ravenglass Krauss
A new tender will be built for the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s ‘Spanish’ Krauss 4-6-2 No. 8457, a move considered to be cheaper than adapting the one it arrived with. The condition of the original boiler was as expected, although the injector feed pipework requires modifying. So far, the appeal for No. 8457 has raised £20,000, and a competition has been started to suggest names and liveries in return for a £4 donation. The engine was imported from Spain in February (SR450/1).