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Status: In Service

Owner: The Shamrock Trust


Area: UK-North


Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Carvel teak on elm and oak.
Built 1906 by Neil Shepherd at Bowness
LOA: 45' 11", Beam: 8' 0",
Varnished, cruiser stern, aft saloon, clerestory roof, wheel steering.


Locomotive type Built 1927 by Yorkshire Engine Co. Ltd. at Sheffield
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 125 psi, Grate area: 3 sqft,
22" dia X 68" long Steel drum(s). 32 X 1.25" dia Steel tubes. Riveted Steel construction,
non-condensing, Windermere kettle, whistle,
Ex Ravenglass &.Eskdale Railway loco RIVER IRT shortened and altered to side firing by R Mallinson. 2 injectors blower.


Twin. 4" + 4" X 5"
Built 2001 by Roger Mallinson at Windermere
Designed by: Roger Mallinson
Slide valve. Marshall Radial valve gear.
Built in 2001 by Roger Mallinson, and his 32nd engine; numbered 3201. It has 4 turned steel columns with Marshall valve gear working both slide valves in one valve chest at the back of the cylinder block.


Bronze, 3 blades, Left Hand, 27" X 40"


Built by Shepherds of Bowness 1906. Originally fitted with a Sisson Triple. Owned by W. Birtwistle until 1929, C. Ashley 1930-4. Converted to motor 1948, used by Bowness Bay Boating Co. for tripping. Acquired, derelict Nov 1976, restored and new plant fitted by Roger Mallinson 1978-9. Engine built in 2001 by Roger Mallinson. The boiler came from the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway River Irt, and was shortened and converted to side firing. After Shamrock was badly damaged in the floods of 2009, The Shamrock Trust was formed to raise funds for repairs. She was again damaged in the floods of 2015, and repaired under insurance. Shamrock is a member of the National Historic Fleet, certificate no 65. She is formally owned by the Trust, but continues to operate under the management of Roger Mallinson.

Last Modified: 2024.07.10.

(R Mallinson)


Shamrock's Engine (Simon Maltby) Windermere, 2003

(Simon Maltby) WIndermere 2003

(Brian Smith)

(Simon Maltby) Windermere, 2008