The Train from Spain Appeal
  • Donate

    Donate online using paypal, set up a regular donation or find the address for postal donations. Consider adding gift aid with our gift aid declaration.
  • Sponsor a part

    We need plenty of new parts to get the Train from Spain operational. Sponsor a component to help get the locomotive back in service. There are a range of items including safety valves, firebars, the lubricator and brake valve.
  • Fundraising

    We have a target of £126,000 to fund the project. Find out about our fundraising activities, sponsorship and ways you could contribute.
  • About

    The Train from Spain appeal is about a new steam locomotive for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. The locomotive is being brought from Spain, where it has had a chequered history from its build in 1929. Works are needed to bring the locomotive into working order.

Latest news

  • Nameplates cast

    The nameplates for Whillan Beck were cast during November at Thurton Foundry in Norwich. The official naming ceremony is planned for Saturday 5 May 2018 at the May Bank Holiday.

  • Whillan Beck arrives at Ravenglass

    The Train from Spain, Whillan Beck, arrived at Ravenglass on 21 November 2017. The loco is now resplendent in its new Caledonian Blue livery. It will carry out testing at Ravenglass during November and December.