November 17th 2017 (note early date to avoid local area events)
Mark Pedleypresented The History and Current Projects of The Urie
Formed in 1972, the Urie Locomotive Society owns two of Robert Urie’s
S15 class 4-6-0 locomotives, numbers 30499 and 30506, for operation at the
Mid-Hants Railway. These engines are not
only the last remaining members of the class, they are also the only surviving
examples of any of Robert Urie’s work.
Of particular historic importance, 30499 is the oldest Eastleigh-built
locomotive surviving today.
The restoration to working order of 30499 represents a unique
project. It is the intention to return
the locomotive to steam in her original LSWR, as built, condition complete with
Both locos were built in 1920; it is our
dream to steam them together in 2020, their centenary year