No.25 Sprout

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No.25 Sprout




Motor-Rail Co., Ltd.


In Traffic

6’ 2¾”

No.25 Sprout is often seen shunting at Port Erin Station deputising when No.24 Betsy is not available; the cab was replaced in 2021

(Photo: I.o.M.S.R.S.A.)

One of two similar units, this example has a protective roof whereas No.24 Betsy is open; overhauled off-site in 2021 it returned to the railway with a replacement cab unit, at which time the fleet number and name were applied for the first time making the unit canonical within the historical fleet numbering sequence.  It was built for use at National Coal Board depot at Kilnhurst in Yorkshire and arrived on the island in October of 1996, being overhauled and painted yellow.  It was used during the short line workings to Santon Station during the I.R.I.S. Scheme works to shunt stock and also spent some time on the electric railway.