Heritage Steam Engineering

Traction Engine Engineering

Fabrication and Certified Steam Welded Boilers

North Bay Railway Engineering

North Bay Engineering Services Ltd. was set up in 2013 by David Humphreys railway enthusiast and owner of North Bay Railway Scarborough and Graham Duncan , David's maintanence manager . The company employed two Heritage Skills Iniative trainees , Richard Robinson and Calum Daragh . In 2014 Mark Ashton joined followed by Steve Watson both formerly of Great Northern steam Co. With around 30 years steam experience between them.

NBRES aim is to provide a top quality professional engineering / manufacturing service for the heritage industry in all its many different facets . Collectively we have vast experience designing and manufacturing railway locomotives and rolling stock , large scale and full size traction engines and stationary steam plant. We design and build welded , PED certified boilers to customer requirements using the most appropriate certified body's for approval . We have both a fully equipped machine shop and erecting shop that can easily cope with up to 2 ft gauge railway equipment and full size traction engines. The company to date has completed a new build , narrow gauge Sipat Bagnal locomotive , now in regular service at NBR Scarborough , a 9" Burrell traction engine boiler and is well on with the complete restoration of a 2ft gauge Hunslet , due for delivery to South Tynedale Railway later in the year. We look at every job no matter how big or small and will quote for anything within reason.

In a nut shell if you want it , we can design and build it . David was a senior bank manager in his past life so we can probably help with finance as well if required.

Our Services


  • Heritage Engineering
  • Certified Welded Boilers
  • Traction Engine Specialists
  • Fabrication
  • General Machining

Contact Us

North Bay Railway
Burneston Road
Scarbrough
YO12 6PF

Tel: 07831 381 333
Email: david@nbr.org.uk