Douglas Ferreira

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Douglas Ferreira
Wheel Arrangement B-B
Year of Origin 2005
Designer Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society
Builder TMA Engineering
Length 20' 2.5"
Livery Indian Red
Status In Traffic

In July 2004, the R&ER Preservation Society placed an order with TMA Engineering of Birmingham for a new diesel locomotive, which was to be funded by the Society. It was delivered the following year and named after the recently-deceased former General Manager.

It is a Diesel Hydraulic locomotive, with a Perkins 4 cylinder turbocharged engine, which is more compact yet even more powerful than that on Lady Wakefield, and is essentially a development of the quarter-century elder loco.

The engine has already proved to be a great success and quite revolutionary. It has been in daily service since its commissioning and is easy to operate, service and maintain.

It is leased by the society to the company, carries a Furness Railway Indian Red livery.