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



DIESELPUNK
David Brown were the first tractor makers to adopt the current car styling to  tractors.Their first model, produced in 1939  has typical 1930s “streamline” curves.

David Brown Tractors had this splendid badge with the red and white roses signifying that their products were made on both sides of the Pennines. They had a factory in Leigh, in Lancashire making agricultural implements. I seem to remember The Hurricane Harvester.

We down at Park Works, at David Brown Gears had to put up with this meaningless squiggle foisted on the company by some PR Consultant at astronomical cost.
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is HERE

DIESELPUNK

David Brown were the first tractor makers to adopt the current car styling to  tractors.Their first model, produced in 1939  has typical 1930s “streamline” curves.

David Brown Tractors had this splendid badge with the red and white roses signifying that their products were made on both sides of the Pennines. They had a factory in Leigh, in Lancashire making agricultural implements. I seem to remember The Hurricane Harvester.

We down at Park Works, at David Brown Gears had to put up with this meaningless squiggle foisted on the company by some PR Consultant at astronomical cost.

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is HERE