AXE is our own resident loco being jointly owned by all the members of the L&B Trust. She was the first of five Joffre Class locos in the UK to return to operational steam.
Her chimney was a gift to the Trust from life-long narrow gauge enthusiast the late Colin Pealling and originally adorned Sgt Murphy Kerr Stuart No. 3117 of 1918.
When first restored AXE was fitted with air brakes to enable operation of the Thorpe Park Carriages. With arrival of the vacuum fitted heritage carriages, AXE was fitted with chopper couplings, and vacuum braking.