Good afternoon, everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been reading up on the railway system in Malta over the last year quite extensively. My partner is Maltese, and this June just gone, we spent two weeks on the island, wandering around the remnants of the railway system at Valletta and Mdina. I have also come across a group on facebook recently, who have a fascinating project to record and display the history of the railway, in their home country. Where it gets interesting is that there is a belief amongst some of the members that a single engine of the Malta Railway - long thought scrapped (and certainly, as far as research goes, long since recorded to have been scrapped), may exist in a private collection in Great Britain. The volunteers of the Malta Railway Group (found here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120126928029106#!/group.php?gid=120126928029106) are building up a superb heritage project on their own. If a locomotive of the railway does survive (and I must emphasize, from that I understand I fear it is incredibly unlikely), the volunteers would like to repatriate it for the purposes of building a full and comprehensive museum, dedicated to their railway. There is of course a small museum, at Birkikara, with a wonderful old gentleman who looks after the exhibits, but the possibility of a larger museum, complete with rolling stock (one coach already survives there) and an engine would serve to further the group's ambitions. As a bystander in the UK, I wondered if there was something more I could do to help, and perhaps the first step is finding out if there is any truth to the belief that one of the Malta Railway engines survives. My first thought went to the extensive collection, the Phyllis Rampton trust, but after some quick research on the internet, it appears not. Thanks for reading, all comments appreciated greatly.