East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum

The East Anglian Railway Museum is located at Chappel and Wakes Colne railway station in Essex, which is situated on the former Great Eastern Railway branch line from Marks Tey to Sudbury. Services on the Sudbury Branch Line are operated by National Express East Anglia.

The Museum has a wide collection of locomotives and rolling stock, some of which are fully restored while others are undergoing repair and restoration. The Restoration Shed was built in 1983-4, prior to which most work had to take place in the Goods Shed or in the open. On event days, steam train rides are operated over a short demonstration track.

The Museum also plays host to two popular annual events: the Cider Festival held each June, and the Beer Festival held each September. During the festivals, additional late-evening trains on the Sudbury Branch Line allow festival-goers to return home by train.

team locomotives

The museum has a collection of industrial steam locomotivescite book |last=Butcher (Ed)|first=Alan C. |title=Railways Restored 2007 |origyear=2007 |edition=28 |year=2007 |publisher=Ian Allen Publishing |language=en |isbn=0711032165, in various states of repair.


*Bagnall 0-4-0ST outside cylinder Works No. 2542 "Jubilee".:Returned to traffic in April 2007 after an 18 month overhaul and now used regularly on steam services.:Painted lined brunswick green and black.
*RSH 0-6-0ST inside cylinder No. 54 "Pen Green". (Works No. 7031):Back in public service on 21st March 2008 following conversion into a Thomas the Tank Engine look-alike.
*London North Eastern Railway class N7 0-6-2T inside cylinder No. 7999 (BR No. 69621) "A J Hill ". :Returned to Service in 2005 after many years of sterling work on both preserved railways and the main line, currently on long-term loan to the North Norfolk Railway.

Under overhaul

*Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST outside cylinder Works No. 1047 "Storefield".:Returned to traffic in 1999 after a rebuild, currently undergoing a ten-yearly overhaul.:Painted unlined dark blue.

Awaiting overhaul or restoration

*Andrew Barclay 0-6-0ST outside cylinder Works No. 2350 "Belvoir".:Awaiting restoration: requires a new smokebox as well as work on the rest of the engine before it can be steamed again.:Painted dark blue, lined-out in black and yellow.
*Peckett and Sons 0-4-0ST outside cylinder Works No. 2039 "Jeffrey".:Awaiting a major restoration including new inner firebox. On static display, with a painted 'Thomas' face.:Painted red, lined-out in black and white.:This engine is used as a mascot for the Museum's Junior Members Club.

Diesel locomotives

The Museum has a collection of industrial diesel locomotives.


*British Rail Class 04 0-6-0DM D2279.:Used regularly on shunting duties and sometimes passenger trains. Painted unlined black carrying fictitious number: 11249.
*Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 Works No. 333 "John Peel".:A regular on shunting duties. Painted blue, lined-out in black and yellow.
*John Fowler 0-4-0DH Works No. 4220039 7 "Toby".:Operational and used as a 'Toby' for Thomas the Tank Engine events, has even got a Henrietta coach. Painted brown and grey.

Under restoration

*Simplex 0-4-0 No. 2029.:Undergoing a major restoration. Painted blue and orange.

Diesel Multiple Units

A number of DMUs are in use and stored at the Museum. The units are owned by Diesel Unit Preservation Associates Ltd. DUPA own other railcars which can be found in use at various preserved railways in the UK.

*British Rail Class 101 DMBS No. 51213 and 56358. Operational and used sometimes on passenger trains.
*British Rail Class 101 No. 53635. Undergoing restoration.
*British Rail Class 108 No. 50599 and 56223. Operational.


External links

* [http://www.earm.co.uk/ East Anglian Railway Museum website.]

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