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John Rutter

My thanks to everyone for your continued interest & support -

Some time ago, I put a call out for pictures of our locomotives in the days before preservation and as a result received an email from Ted Buckley offering his pictures of our locomotives at Barry Scrapyard. Ted has sent through pictures of 48518 and Willington Hall which have been loaded up on to their specific pages on the Archive Website and pictures of Jinty no 7298 (Now moved to the East Lancs Railway) when in Barry Scrapyard and in the Rainhill 150 cavalcade.

These are superb archive pictures and I am very grateful to Ted for allowing me to load them on to the website.

If anyone else has archive pictures of our locomotives and would be willing to let me upload them, please contact me via the link above.

John Rutter

(Updated 26/1/2013)


Since Ted’s generous offer, several collections of pictures have been handed over to the SAL Management team for recording and archiving. Most of these have been either prints or slides. It is a slow job to scan them all and file the results, so please be patient.

The count for 2017 was 20,071 new visitors, down, fractionally,  on 2016.  The main LR website has now had a complete makeover and looks much better. It also contains information on the Corwen Central Developments, I am in the process of requesting a more direct link to this website as the history of the Corwen Developments and photo galleries are on the Corwen Pages on this site.  

It is very important to keep Corwen Central in the public eye as funding is still required to complete the project by the beginning of 2019, as planned. Progress on the construction of the platforms, access systems, water tower and signal box are steady.

In 2016, 20298 new visitors surfed the site. This was significantly below the 27000 new visitors during 2014.

John Rutter - Webmaster 16th January 2018

(This count no longer exists as the Serif Software is being gradually withdrawn from use.)

2nd January 2019

Happy New Year to Everyone, let’s hope it turns out to be a better year than predicted at the moment!

Unfortunately, I still haven’t been able to sort out a suitable replacement software to rejuvinate this website, it is proving more difficult than first thought. I am still trying to separate the Photogallery section and the Locomotive section from the main website and have separate webmasters looking after them. This has proved to be a tortuous path! Both sections will be linked seamlessly to this website once we have upgraded and reloaded it.

As part of the withdrawal from the market, the software suppliers have discontinued the visitor counting system so, unfortunately, no visitor count for 2018.

My webmaster email address remains as: lrarchivewebmaster2@btinternet.com as before.

Many thanks for your continued interest.

John Rutter - Webmaster.