The engine has starred in a number of films, including a production of the Railway Children, and originally operated on the Furness Railway between from Barrow in Furness
and Kirkby in Furness, in Cumbria.
The final of the annual ShipWeld competition, sponsored by ESAB, was held at BAE Systems Maritime--Submarines, Barrow in Furness
. The event culminated with an awards ceremony on November 7, 2013 at Furness College.
Steve Beall moved from his post at the Newcastle branch of Thorntons to complete a secondment managing a shop in Barrow in Furness
Now neighbouring Barrow in Furness
has asked if it can have the statue.
But bosses at Thales said rival bidder BAE Systems had said its yard at Barrow in Furness
may not be available for any of the carrier contract work - whoever scoops the massive order.
The final straw for workers at BAE Systems Marine Ltd, which runs the shipyard at Barrow in Furness
, Cumbria, came when one foul-mouthed manager disconnected their coffee machine, prompting a half-day strike.