Maroon Ivatt to run again at Lakeside & Haverthwaite

THE Beet family’s Ivatt ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 No. 46441 could be running again by 2020 as part of a new arrangement with the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

The maroon Mogul was moved by road from the Ribble Steam Railway (RSR) at Preston to Haverthwaite on April 16, making the short journey back to its spiritual home in the Lake District.

Ivatt Mogul No. 46441 prepares to leave the Ribble Steam Railway’s Preston Riverside base on April 17 bound for a new and active life at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. GARY SEVERN

When new, No. 46441 was allocated to Lancaster Green Ayre shed, with duties including the Lake Windermere cruise, a passenger train that ran from Morecambe to Lakeside, via Ulverston and Haverthwaite, hauling the district engineer’s saloon.

No. 46441 has always been a popular locomotive, having been rescued from the scrap man by the late Dr Peter Beet in 1967.

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