Replacement Locomotive Boilers
The Mackwell Boiler Technology was developed as a direct result of our founder’s experience maintaining, firing and driving historic steam locomotives. As a result, we are dedicated to supporting the operation of steam locomotives around the world.
The preservation movement faces many challenges; spark, smoke and carbon emissions, high maintenance and expensive inspections are some of the most significant. In many locations, volunteer shortages are just as challenging.
With the boiler accounting for the lion’s share of maintenance (91% of cost) for steam locomotives, Mackwell Replacement Boilers improve viability of heritage lines. Inspections reduce to a fraction of the cost, and may not be required at all. Fuel costs reduce by 70% and overall running costs by 60%. These savings have the potential to preserve heritage steam railways whose survival is threatened by lack of volunteers and funds.
We offer new locomotive boilers embodying our technology, custom designed and built to suit the specification and appearance of any heritage steam locomotive boiler.