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The MRT has a collection of more than sixty locomotives, mainly 2’0” but a few other gauges also, and these are scattered around the UK – with many in a storage unit in the Peak District.

Yesterday, Saturday 7/6/08, saw a trial load arrive from store, which conveyed two locomotives – a Class M Orenstein & Koppel petrol loco – OK4470 of 1930, and a 60S type Motor Rail, number 11142 of 1960.

The Motor Rail is a good runner, and will be the prime passenger loco for non-steam trains – and also the mobile air compressor for non compressor fitted locos – especially steamers.

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