In the 1950s’ STEAM power was still ‘King” on the railways, and every boy dreamed of becoming an engine driver, such was the allure of the steam locomotive. Time passed by and so did the steam locomotive, the little boy of the 1950s’ would not be able to get a job as an engine driver of a steam locomotive, so time and reality had taken their toll!
In the 1970s’ ‘The Invincible Steam Tractor No 1’ was built closely followed by No. 2, 3 and 3A, this exercised ingenuity of the maker however, the dream to build a steam locomotive, was always there. In 1978 the property that the KMR is now built on was purchased by Andrew and Jennifer Forbes, with the view to building the said railway and locomotive, time marched on and in 1987 a new shed was built to house the locomotive ‘of dreams’.
“The Invincible Steam Tractor’ had become derelict, and so had to be fully re-built in its’ 5th incarnation as No. 3B, then attention could be given to the steam locomotive!