L&YR Class 25

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Preserved No. 957 at Keighley in 2004 wearing L&YR lined black livery.
975 in BR guise as 52044 at Haworth in 2003.

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 25 is a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotive. They were introduced in 1876 by new locomotive superintendent William Barton Wright and 280 were built in total. Some were later converted to saddle tanks.

The first was withdrawn in 1930 but the class remained intact until 1959. One, 52044 (L&YR 957) was bought for preservation in 1965 and has been based at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. It starred in the film The Railway Children as the Green Dragon. It was out of service from 1975 but was returned to steam in 2001.