Abbey Light Railway

The Official Website of the Abbey Light Railway, Kirkstall, Leeds

Number 12 'George'

12.     'George'     Greenbat      5 HP     2848     1957

New to Chemical and Insulating Co. Ltd, Faverdale, Darlington thence to R. Stewart, North Yorkshire.

George is the only Battery Electric locomotive in the fleet. it is not equipped with air brakes so it cannot haul passenger trains, but its ability to be switched on and run instantly and silently makes it an excellent shunting engine. Named George after the volunteer that put most time and effort into rebuilding it who sadly passed away some years back.