Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners – the life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks.

The book was published as part of the project to overhaul the LNWR Coal Tank No.1054 by members of the Bahamas Locomotive Society, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The book has been written by Peter W Skellon and published by the Bahamas Locomotive Society.

Illustrated with over 80 photographs and 23 line diagrams and artworks.

It was the joint ‘Railway Book of the Year’ 2012, as awarded by the Railway & Canal Historical Society.

Casebound with dust wrapper, 256 pages, 216 x 272mm ISBN 978-0-9569292-0-4

Copies are available from our museum shop at Ingrow Loco, or by post. Please send your name and address, together with a cheque (payable to Bahamas Loco Trading Ltd) for £25 (UK postage only) to:  BLS, 22 Windsor Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 5JR.
Please allow 7 days for delivery – or use our ‘add to cart’ facility below.

Further details of the book are available on the leaflet available to download HERE.


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LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 – Unsung Hero

This new DVD has been exclusively produced for us by On Track Productions.  As well as containing unique footage of the loco in action, at various times from the 1980’s until 2013, it includes an additional free DVD which includes interviews with some people involved with the loco over many years, plus unique footplate views.  To give a flavour of the content you can view a clip here:

Priced at just £17.50  (including p&p UK only) for two hours of high quality material it really is a ‘must have’ buy!

Coal Tank DVD

Vintage Steam Calendar for 2018

2018 Calendar frontisOur ever-popular calendar is now available for 2018, priced again at £5 (plus £1.50 p&p, UK only) and comprises 13 excellent monochrome images from the cameras of the late Eric Oldham and Martin Welch.

To celebrate the Bahamas Locomotive Society 50th Anniversary, the calendar features a cover photo by Rodney Lissenden of 45596 Bahamas near Shap Summit in BR days.

Ring-backed with a month to a view and space for notes, the Calendar, sized 8¼” x 11½ [21 cm x 29.5 cm] can be obtained from our museum shop at the ENGINE SHED, adjacent to the KWVR’s Ingrow West Station or by post from:  Bahamas Locomotive Society,
2 Meadowcroft Mews, Castleford, WF10 4SU.  Payment with order please, with cheques made out to Bahamas Loco Trading Ltd.

Or use the PayPal facility to order on line (UK only), as below.

BLS calendar 2018