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River Mite
  • Number: 9
  • Duty: Passenger Service
  • Builder: Clarkson of York
  • Built: 1966
  • Gauge: 15 inch
  • Configuration: 2-8-2

River Mite is a steam engine working on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.


Using the former Poultney tender chassis fitted to River Esk between 1928 and 1931, the new Preservation Society designed a 2-8-2 locomotive, which was built by Clarksons of York in 1966 and commissioned in May the following year. River Mite was delivered to Ravenglass by traction engine. After overhauls in 1978 and 2006/7, she celebrated her fortieth year at Ravenglass in 2007.

Mike is based on her.


River Mite is currently painted in the "Indian" red livery of the Furness Railway, with black lining and yellow lettering.


River Mite appeared in a 1979 Annual about the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. She also appeared in a Mr. Perkins segment.


Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
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