DIESELpunk
The other loco on duty (In Steam??)the day of our visit to the Derwent Valley Light Railway  was this ‘Cuckoo in the Nest’ 650 Horsepower Swindon Built Diesel Hydraulic ex British Railways.

By contrast, this locomotive is a native of the Derwent Valley Railway as it was used for many years as a shunting locomotive at the Grain driers at Dunnington. Once the company closed, the loco was driven to the site of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and donated to the museum, so the loco has never left the line. It was built by John Fowler’s in Leeds in 1947 just across the city from where I was just starting my engineering apprenticeship.

I would dearly  have loved to hear this running as it has a Foden Two stroke engine  that I remember as having a most glorious exhaust note. An ex Royal Dockyards Planet Diesel mechanical. More HERE
The Derwent Valley Light Railway is HERE
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is HERE

DIESELpunk

The other loco on duty (In Steam??)the day of our visit to the Derwent Valley Light Railway  was this ‘Cuckoo in the Nest’ 650 Horsepower Swindon Built Diesel Hydraulic ex British Railways.

By contrast, this locomotive is a native of the Derwent Valley Railway as it was used for many years as a shunting locomotive at the Grain driers at Dunnington. Once the company closed, the loco was driven to the site of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and donated to the museum, so the loco has never left the line. It was built by John Fowler’s in Leeds in 1947 just across the city from where I was just starting my engineering apprenticeship.

I would dearly  have loved to hear this running as it has a Foden Two stroke engine  that I remember as having a most glorious exhaust note. An ex Royal Dockyards Planet Diesel mechanical. More HERE

The Derwent Valley Light Railway is HERE

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is HERE



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