Our Thumper stopped working passenger services many years ago, after having a few face lifts that left it with no body for quite a few years.
Even though it does not pull passengers this loco is currently one of the most useful locos at the railway. As it is a fully working, mobile power generator and welder.
Some of our volunteers have recently built The Thumper and new body and reconnected its power systems allowing it to once again be self-propelled. Currently it is the only working Petrol Mechanical loco at FMR.