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The Trust is establishing a workshop and museum at the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston. It is envisaged that this will become the centre of the FRT operation, restoring and overhauling our collection, which will then be made available for hire, sometimes to the RSR, sometimes to heritage railways up and down the country.

FR Number 20 is currently operational locomotive in residence at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

5643 is on hire to the Bluebell Railway for the rest of 2014.

"Cumbria" is currently undergoing overhaul at the Ribble Steam Railway. 

"Fluff" is at the Ribble Steam Railway. 

The North London Railway 2nd class coach is at the Ribble Steam Railway.

Great Eastern Railway No. 5 former Royal Saloon is on hire to the Beamish Open Air Museum, County Durham.

The LMS Brake van is on hire to the Rocks By Rail, formerly the Rutland Railway Museum.

All other FRT stock is at the Ribble Steam Railway or at private sites.

Links to other organisations that have hosted, or will host, FRT locomotives or rolling stock.

Barrow Hill Britian's last remaining operational steam locomotive roundhouse, hosted FR Number 20 in 2001.

Beamish North of England open air museum hosted FR Number 20 in 2008 and 2010, and the Royal Saloon 2010-date.

Bluebell Railway Britain's oldest standard gauge preserved line in East Sussex, hosted FR Number 20 in 2010 and 2012 and 5643 in 2014.

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Oxfordshire heritage line, hosted "Cumbria" for Santa Specials 2009.

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway Yorkshire heritage line, hosted 5643 for 2009 Santa Specials and "Cumbria" 2010-11.

Great Central Railway Double track heritage line in Leicestershire, hosted FR20 in 2009 and 2011 and 5643 in 2007 and 2014.

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Yorkshire heritage railway, hosted FR Number 20 in 2000.

Middleton Railway Leeds industrial heritage line, hosted FR Number 20 in 2012

Midland Railway - Butterley East Midlands heritage railway, hosts of FR Number 20 in 2001 and 5643 in 2010.

North Norfolk Railway the Poppy line hosted 5643 in 2007 and 2008.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Yorkshire heritage railway, hosted FR Number 20 in  2000.

Railfest Major events at National Railway Museum in 2004 and 2012. We were there!

Severn Valley Railway Hosted 5643 in 2009 and 2013 and FR Number 20 in 2012.

Tanfield Railway Tyneside industrial heritage line, hosted FR Number 20 in 2008.

Other websites of interest.

BBC Legacies The BBC Local History website, including us!

Carnforth Station In depth site about the Furness Railway's first and last station.

Cumbrian Railways Association Historical study group, and co-publishers of The Great Survivor.

Gondola The National Trust now runs the steam yacht built by the Furness Railway for Coniston Water.

Heritage Lottery Fund Provider of two major grants to the FRT.

iRail Railway Search Engine
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Irail - The Railway Website Search Engine (including us!)

Lindal and Marton Superb community website for the Furness villages of Lindal and Marton with loads of history!

Click here to go to Link RailLink Rail World-wide Railway website search engine.

Millom Fascinating and detailed website about Millom, a town on the Furness Railway Company network.

Steam Coal and Steel Enthusiast site created by a former driver at the Harrington No 10 Colliery at Lowca near Whitehaven, with photographs of West Cumbrian (and other) industrial and mainline steam.

The Settle Carlisle Railway 1 Britain's most scenic mainline railway line.

The Settle Carlisle Railway 2 Another site for the S&C! See which one you like the best!

The Traction Engine Driving Experience Your chance to learn to drive a traction engine on roads in the Lake District!

TrainNet International Railway Links Very extensive railway website search facility as part of trainnet.org

Transport of Delight British tram website.

21st Century Trains Operating mainline steam from Carnforth, Lancs.

Vintage Carriages Trust Historic railway vehicle preservationists on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Windermere Lake Cruises Providing steamer services on England's largest lake.

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