CP backs down from scrapping steam engines after outcry

in News · 04-03-2018 08:57:00 · 2 Comments
CP backs down from scrapping steam engines after outcry

Portuguese train operator CP – Comboios de Portugal, has said it has suspended the sale of some engines as scrap following public outcry.

Daily paper, Público, reported on Wednesday that the company was trying to sell three 100-year-old steam engines for scrap, which caused an outcry among train enthusiasts who said the locomotives should be saved for their historical and museum value.

The steam engines were bought in 1913 and 1923 from Henchell & Sohn Kassel and they had been were parked at Régua and Tua stations for decades.

CP said on Friday the National Railway Museum would be given another chance to assess the engines and that it was willing to sell the engines to any credible entity that was able to avoid its degradation and ensure its preservation.


more information about the 3 steam locomotives that are for sale/preservation, are these the engines in the building close to Lagos station.

regards mike

by mike lis from Algarve on 09-03-2018 04:12:00

I have often wondered why there are no "heritage" trains on the Lagos to Faro line during the summer season. They can be a huge draw for tourists here in the UK. This would be an opportunity to use these old engines and add more attractions to the beautiful Algarve.

by Hugh Jones from UK on 05-03-2018 08:47:00
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