Hawk is our largest and most powerful engine. In fact it is probably the most powerful 15” gauge engine in Britain.
It was completed at Clayton West in 1998 by Brian Taylor. It is based on a Kitson Meyer type engine that was built in Scotland and exported to Chile in 1903.
It is an articulated engine which means it has two 0-4-0 power bogies which help it go round very tight corners.
Hawk is used to pull our heaviest trains and on our popular one day engine driver experience courses. Its attractive blue livery means it is very popular with our younger visitors.