The Fife Heritage Railway has announced that they have begun the task of restoring Andrew Barclay engine no. 2292.
The engine, affectionately known as the Dubbie Pug, due to serving at the local colliery in Dysart (Dubbie), was built in 1951 for the National Coal Board and spent most of its life working at collieries all over Fife and Lothians. The engine eventually finished its working life and was bought for preservation in 1983 by the Lochty Railway.
The engine is currently dismantled and initial inspections have indicated it will require a new tubeplate, smokebox, foundation ring and attention to the firebox stays. The railway has estimated that the cost for restoration based on quotes and project will need around £150,000 to complete.
For more information on how to help out with this fundraiser, you can visit the railway's donation page here.
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