Southport – Lakeside Miniature Railway

I could do with a bit of help here to nail down whether the miniature steam loco below, which I understand to have been named ‘George the Fifth’, is in fact one that originally came from the Lakeside Miniature Railway.

I photographed it at Steam Town Carnforth around 1983 and have recently been trying to track down what happened to it. In doing so I found a reference to it potentially being a former Lakeside Miniature Railway loco from Southport prior to it being at Carnforth.

If, and its a big if, I have this right the loco is now in the USA as part of a private collection.

Information, corrections and comments gratefully received.

The top photograph is amongst my Flickr shots at: