Completed in 2019, Aurora was built by Andrew and Stuart Webb.

This locomotive is based upon the 2 foot gauge locomotive Taliesin, residing at the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales, and designed around the dimensions of Hartfield.

The design is based upon Robert Fairlie’s articulated design and stems from the brothers’ affection for Welsh railways, having spent many holidays there as children. The single Fairlie design incorporates an articulated power bogie enabling the engine to navigate tight curves easily.

Aurora is fitted with the railways standard 3½″ cylinders and 10″ driving wheels making the locomotive very capable of pulling the peak season service trains.

Complete with polished stainless steel valve gear it is finished in F.R. Fairlie Engine Maroon livery with a removable rear cab section.

It is also commonly used on our Advanced Footplate Experience days.

  • Builder: A & S Webb, 2019
  • Dimensions: length 91″ x 28″ x height 48″
  • Wheel diameters: driving 10″, trailing 6″
  • Number of tubes: 22x 1″ diameter
  • Grate area: 91 in2
  • Coal capacity: 112 lbs
  • Water capacity: 14 gallons
  • Boiler diameter: 12¾″
  • Boiler pressure: 120 psi
  • Valve gear: Walschaerts
  • Cylinder bore: 3½″
  • Cylinder stroke: 4¼″
  • Tractive effort: 530 lbs
  • Livery: F.R. Lined Red