Welcome to Littledown Miniature Railway
Locomotives at Littledown Miniature Railway 
Some of the locomotives which run regularly are described below.  At times there may be other visiting locomotives.
‘Littledown Castle’ 

‘Littledown Castle’ was designed and built by a group of Society members.  It has a petrol engine driving the wheels through an electric transmission system.  It is typical of shunting locomotives, but is not a model of a specific design. 

‘Sheddon Wheals’

‘Sheddon Wheals’ was also designed and built by a group of Society members. Although it looks like a steam locomotive it is actually battery-powered. Some of our younger visitors notice a resemblance to a well-known engine in literature!  If you look for a Cornish mine called ‘Sheddon Wheals’ you will be disappointed.  Ask one of our members about the name. 


‘Dart’ is a replica of the 14XX class of locomotives used by the Great Western Railway for running their branch-line passenger trains.  A similar locomotive featured in the film ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’. Having been “liberated” from the local engine-shed, it is seen in the film apparently being driven along a road! 


When the railways were Nationalised following the Second World War, each part of the system had their own types of locomotive. Standardisation was needed and new locos were designed. The first of these was 70000 Britannia. This was the first of a class of 55 loco's and still hauls special trains on the National Network.

'Ullyses' is a freelance loco reflecting a design of Electric locomotive known as a steeple cab. It is driven from a cab half way down the body rather than a cab at each end like most loco's. Similar loco's worked in industry in the North East of England. The model is Battery Electric.  Despite its small appearance, it is capable of hauling a good load. 

‘Rudyard Kipling’ 

‘Rudyard Kipling’ is based on the designs of locomotives built in Britain for use in the hills of India. The design has a mix of British and Indian features. The loco has an elephant above the light on the front. 
It is named after the author of “The Jungle Book”. 

59101 ‘Village of Whatley’ 

‘Village of Whatley’ is a model of the full-size locomotive bearing that name. The Class 59s were first introduced into the UK in early 1986 by Foster Yeoman to undertake heavy-haulage duties, transporting aggregates from their quarries located in the Mendip Hills.

66779 ‘Evening Star’ 

The Class 66 locomotive is probably the most successful design to ever run on Britain’s railways; it was decided to honour that fact by naming the last ‘66’ to be built.
In a ceremony at the National Railway Museum in York, 66779 was named 'Evening Star'. It has been painted in lined express Brunswick green, in a similar style to that of the last steam locomotive built (9F 92220), also named 'Evening Star'. The two locomotives were displayed together at the NRM.

Other miniature locomotives also work on Littledown Miniature Railway and will be featured here in due course.