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Mangapps has a variety of steam locomotives. No. 8 (Barclay, 1943) is operational, "Minnie" (Fox-Walker, 1878) and Brookfield" (Bagnall, 1940) are on static display whilst "Empress" (Bagnall, 1954), "Toto" (Barclay, 1919) and "Hastings" (Hunslet, 1888) are being overhauled.

Mangapps also hosts occasional guest locos, such as LNER class Y7 no. 68088 and J15 no. 64562.

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The Mangapps diesel loco fleet ranges from a tiny Ruston & Hornsby of 48 hp to a massive British Railways Class 47 of 2750 hp.

The fleet includes four ex BR Class 03 engines and two of Class 04. Numbers 03 081, 03 089, 03 399 and D2325 are operational and regularly used to haul passenger trains, Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0DM "Elland no.1", Drewry 0-4-0DM "Army 226" and Ruston & Hornsby 4w no.210483 are available for shunting and freight duties. D2018 & 11104 are currently in store awaiting attention. 47 579 is being repainted and awaiting fitting of new batteries.

33 202, 03 020 & 03 197 are owned by a Mangapps volunteer and are currently being restored at a private site nearby.


The Railway has a large collection of passenger and goods rolling stock totalling over 80 vehicles almost all of which are in operational condition. Passenger coaches include historic Great Eastern, Great Central, Great Northern, London SW Railway vehicles, 4 LNER ‘Gresley’ design coaches and 2 BR Class 302 electric train vehicles. Passengers are carried in BR Mk.1 and LNER coaches, a BR Class 117 DMU car, Class 302 EMU coaches or examples from  the collection of Brake Vans.

The fleet of goods wagon is one of the most comprehensive on any heritage railway in Britain.

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The collection includes 8 brake vans, several of which are regularly used on passenger trains, and a wide= variety of goods wagons, some over 90 years old, including several vehicles from the GER, and vehicles typical of an ‘agricultural’ railway, such as a cattle wagon, milk tank, grain wagon and fruit van.

Mangapps also has 3 rare overseas freight vehicles – a French ferry van dating from 1932, which was trapped in England in 1940, a mineral wagon built in Britain in 1944 for service in France and , unique in Britain, a North American Caboose, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1981.

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