Yeo locomotive

Yeo locomotive

Infobox Locomotive
name=Lynton & Barnstaple Railway "Yeo"

caption=Yeo and train approaching Woody Bay in Southern livery
gauge=1 ft 11.5 in
builder=Manning Wardle (England)
wheelbase="Coupled:" convert|6|ft|6|in|m|3|abbr=on
"Total:" convert|17|ft|9|in|m|3|abbr=on
length=convert|22|ft|4|in|m|2|abbr=on over buffer beams
cylindercount=Two, outside
railroad=Lynton and Barnstaple Railway,
Southern Railway
locale=Devon, South West England
roadnumber=L&B: "Yeo",
SR: E759
lastrundate=29 September 1935
Manning Wardle 2-6-2T built 1898 for Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Scrapped 1935

"Yeo", like all the locomotives on the L&B, was named after the River Yeo, a local watercourse with a three-letter name.

The tradition of naming L&B steam locos after local watercourses continues into the 21st Century, with "Lyd", a replica of "Lew" (the fourth and final locomotive built to this basic design), being built on the Ffestiniog railway by a group associated with that line and the Welsh Highland Railway

Closer to the L&B, the railway's trust currently owns one steam locomotive - renamed "Axe" - which although it did not serve on the historic L&B, is being rebuilt for eventual use on the new line, currently centred at Woody Bay.

A set of frames for a replica of Yeo have been manufactured for the project, and are in storage for when funds are available to do more. This is however seen as a longer-term project, once sufficient length of the line has been reopened.

A half size model was built by David Curwen in 1978 for the Réseau Guerlédan Chemin de Fer Touristique in Brittany, France. When the line closed, it transferred to the Fairbourne Railway in North Wales

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