The Steeple Grange Light Railway

Rolling Stock

18-inch Gauge

No. Type Origin Status
101 4w 4 seat Manrider Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
102 4w 4 seat Manrider Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
103 4w 16 seat Manrider Bevercotes Colliery, Nottinghamshire O
104 4w 16 seat Manrider Bevercotes Colliery, Nottinghamshire R   os
105 4w Ambulance Manrider Bevercotes Colliery, Nottinghamshire A   os
001 4w LWB Rail Wagon Tinsley Wire Works O
002 4w SWB Sleeper Wagon Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
003 4w End-tipping Wagon Ladywash Mine chassis / industrial skip O
004 4w Drop-side Open Wagon SGLR-built body on Ladywash Mine chassis O
005 Dunn Systems Metrobug National Coal Board R
006 4w Mess Van Converted from 4w 8 seat Ladywash manrider O
007 4w Explosives Wagon Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire R
008 4w Side-tipping Wagon Body rescued from local quarry O
009 4w Flat Wagon Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
010 4w Flat Wagon Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
011 4w Flat Wagon Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
012 4w Flat Wagon Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
014 4w Flat Wagon Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire O
015 4w Wooden Tub Hepworth Iron Company A   os
019 4w Low Floor Wagon   A
025 4w Bogy HSE, Buxton A
O – Operational       R – Under restoration       A – Awaiting restoration
os – Off site

Other than 18-inch Gauge

No. Type Origin Gauge
016 Sales Van   2'
017 Colliery Mine Tub National Coal Board 2'
018 Quarry Spoil Wagon   1' 9"
020 4w Chassis Holme Bank Chert Mine, Bakewell 2'
021 4w Chassis Holme Bank Chert Mine, Bakewell 2'
022 4w Chassis Holme Bank Chert Mine, Bakewell 2'
023 4w Chassis Holme Bank Chert Mine, Bakewell 2'
024 4w Chassis Holme Bank Chert Mine, Bakewell  

Descriptions

4w 4 seat Ladywash Manrider
Used for demonstration trains, and transporting Society members on works trains. It is intended to fit this vehicle with a parking brake.
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4w 4 seat Ladywash Manrider
This vehicle has recently been restored.
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4w 16 seat Bevercotes Manrider
This vehicle has been fitted with air brakes and end windows, and was regauged from 2' 3" to 18". It is currently the only vehicle permitted for use on public passenger trains.
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4 wheeled 16 seat Bevercotes manrider hauled by ZM32
4 wheeled 16 seat Bevercotes manrider hauled by ZM32

4w 16 seat Bevercotes Manrider
Identical to the Manrider above, this vehicle is currently being regauged and fitted with air brakes, and will be used on passenger trains.
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4w Bevercotes Ambulance Manrider
Awaiting restoration, this vehicle has space to convey a stretcher, and it is intended to return it to this condition.
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4w Long Wheelbase (LWB) Rail Wagon
Originally from Tinsley Wire Works, this vehicle has been modified since arrival at Steeple Grange to make it suitable for carrying long loads such as full-sized sleepers and rails.
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4 wheeled long wheelbase rail wagon and Greenbat
4 wheeled long wheelbase rail wagon and Greenbat

4w Short wheelbase (SWB) Sleeper Wagon
This wagon is useful for transporting cut sleepers when tracklaying.
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4w End Tipping Wagon ('Leonard')
This wagon was built at Steeple Grange from a 4-wheeled chassis, and a factory waste hopper. It is useful for tipping ballast when tracklaying.
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4 wheeled end tipping wagon and Lizzie
4 wheeled end tipping wagon and Lizzie

4w Dropside Open Wagon
A new body was constracted on a Ladywash Mine chassis, to make an attractive and useful open dropside wagon for general carriage work.
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4 wheeled dropside open wagon
4 wheeled dropside open wagon

Dunn Systems Metrobug
This vehicle was orginally a track-recording car for the NCB, but was in a derelict state when it came to Steeple Grange It is currently dismantled, and awaits a decision about its future.
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Dunn Systems Metrobug being transported by road
Dunn Systems Metrobug being transported by road

4w Mess Van
This vehicle has been converted from a 4 wheeled 8 seat Manrider from Ladywash Mine to a Mess Van, fitted with an enclosed body with seats and storage space. It has a brakeman's veranda, from which to operate the handbrake.
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Mess van constructed from 4 wheeled 8 seat Ladywash manrider
Mess van constructed from 4 wheeled 8 seat Ladywash manrider

4w Ladywash Explosives Wagon
Originally used for carrying explosives for blasting rock at Ladywash Mine and currently undergoing restoration.
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4w Side Tipping Wagon
This U-shaped side-tipping skip wagon has been constructed from components salvaged from quarries and industrial sites, and is typical of wagons used in quarrying and mining throughout the world. It is in National Stone Centre livery.
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4w Ladywash Flat Wagons
These five identical wagons have been restored for maintenance train use at Steeple Grange, and fitted with handbrakes.
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4w Wooden Tub
This is on loan to the SGLR, but is currently off site awaiting restoration.
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4w Low-floor Flat Wagon
Originally this wagon was the chassis of the Sales Van. Since that was mounted on a 2-foot gauge chassis, this low-floor chassis has been awaiting development, possibly as a special vehicle for visitors with impaired mobility.
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4w Bogy
Awaiting restoration outside the engine house.
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Other than 18-inch Gauge

Sales Van
This vehicle is mounted on a 2-foot gauge chassis, and gives us the claim to fame that we regularly operate one of the few dual-gauge narrow-gauge railways in Britain, on mixed-gauge track. On operating days, the Sales Van is rolled out along a few yards of 2-foot gauge line, where it shares one rail with the 18 inch gauge running line.
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Colliery Mine Tub
Opposite the platform at Steeplehouse, this small 2-foot gauge metal-bodied 4-wheeled wagon represents the narrow-gauge colliery lines once so common in the Derbyshire/Noftinghamshire Coalfield.
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Quarry Spoil Wagon
This 1' 9" gauge wagon, on display at the junction at Dark Lane Quarry, is typical of wagons used for bringing spoil up quarry inclines. The body is higher at the back, so that the load would not spill out when the wagon was being drawn up the slope.
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4w Chassis
These chassis await restoration. Four are 2' gauge; the fifth has no wheels.
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