Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Operated by Leek and Rudyard Railway Ltd

Back To Locomotives and Rolling Stock

The railway now has 13 bogie railway carriages in use in 2015. All but one ( No.4) have been acquired since 2000. A programme to add seating capacity and wet weather protection has been steadily followed. All the carriages now have roofs and ends for weather protection and air brakes fitted as standard. We have added a number of fully enclosed and glazed coaches for when the weather is very wet. A public address system has also been added to all the coaches.


The railway has one of the largest collections of rolling of the track gauge in the UK if not the world at this size when including the stock from the Isle of Mull Railway.


Operational Carriage Stock List @ January 2015


All the carriages have roller bearing bogies and are in regular use. All the carriages are air braked and have a Public address system installed. All have roofs and many are glazed for protection against inclement weather. They come from a variety of sources:


No.2 12 seat semi open coach built in 2006 by R. Warren

No.3 12 seat semi open coach built in 2007  by Alan Hunt

No.4  18 seat coach with guards compartment built in 1993 by L. A. Smith

No.5  12 seat enclosed coach built in 2007 by LTM Engineering, Rochdale

No.6  12 seat enclosed coach built in 2007 by LTM Engineering, Rochdale

No.7   8 seat enclosed coach built by Exmoor Steam Railway (privately owned)

No.8   8 seat enclosed coach built by Exmoor Steam Railway (privately owned)

No.9   8 seat semi open coach built by Exmoor Steam Railway (privately owned)

No.10 16 seat semi open coach built by Victoria Engineering, Longridge in 2002

No.11  6 seat enclosed coach built by Ian Burgess of Leek in 2005

No.12 8 seat enclosed coach with guards compartment built by LTM Engineering Rochdale 2011

No.14 12 seat enclosed coach built by LTM Engineering Rochdale 2012

No.15 12 seat enclosed coach built by LTM Engineering Rochdale 2014

Passenger Carriages

Isle of Mull Railway Carriages


The rolling stock (some 13 carriages) of the Isle of Mull Railway are currently in storage and will be brought back into running condition in the next few years.