Leek and Rudyard Railway
The railway has a variety of passenger wagons, ballast wagons and other rolling stock derived from the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway and the Isle of Mull Railway. All passenger carriages are fully enclosed to give weather protection is all seasons. All have air brakes fitted as standard.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway Carriages
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.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
Isle of Mull Railway Carriages
13 carriages were acquired when the Isle of Mull Railway closed in 2012. These are of various types and marks and were built between 1983 and 2010. They are being invidually restored and broght back into service at LRR. Thus far 3 fully enclosed carriages and 2 partly enclosed carriages have been restored, with 2 more currently in our workshop. The restoration is being undertaken by 2 LRR volunteers, Ray and Mick.
Other Rolling Stock
The railway has some very nice goods vehicles mostly built by the late Alan Boon from Middlewhich. There are four open wagons a van and a brake van. Three of the open wagons carry a battery powered air compressor used to power the air brakes on the trains so there is usually one of these wagons in each train.
The railway has five bogie ballast wagons. Three are capable of carrying about 2 tons of ballast so a train of all three loaded is a heavy one. Two wagons each have 2 removable bodies which allows for easier shovelling from the wagon when being unloaded. The third wagon was built by Dougie Blackhurst from Sheen and has carried many hundreds of tons of ballast on its original railway and at Rudyard. Two additional wagons were purchased in 2017 from Joe Nemeth Engineering.