While the main focus of the Strathspey Railway is running steam trains for the paying public, a small but dedicated group of volunteers has been restoring other items of heritage interest in spare moments between working on the loco fleet and improving locoshed infrastructure and facilities.

The current project is a Ruston Hornsby 48DS diesel shunter of 1948 which worked at Longmorn distillery until 1980 (even though Dr Beeching had closed the adjacent main line in 1967). Because it was presented to the Strathspey Railway repainted with advertisements for Queen Anne blended scotch whisky, it is known to most people as “Queen Anne”.

To find out more about our aims, follow this link or click the [About] button above.

This Blog was started over 5 years after the project began, so most of the initial blog entries are retrospective.

Queen Anne Videos

This page has been created to link to YouTube videos that feature Queen Anne.

If you are uploading a video to YouTube that features Queen Anne, please add the tags "Queen Anne", "Ruston" and "shunter" to make it easier to find.  A search will be made periodically to find new videos.

 Diesel Gala April 2023

Videos found 24/04/2023 :-

2023 Diesel Gala Videos that feature Queen Anne at some point :-

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