Our Red Shunter, commonly known as No. 5 holds a special place in the hearts of the volunteers that get to drive her.
This loco has the power and speed you expect from our big engines, but even with this she can be a challenge for the inexperienced driver. No. 5 is a fickle girl changing her mind about how much throttle she needs every few seconds, keeping even the best drivers on their toes.
It’s this unique character that make her one of the most enjoyable petrol locomotives to drive at the railway and you will quite often see signed of drivers squabbling about who can drive her today.