Captain Cloggy is a gnarled old Yorkshireman who lives in the legendary village of Royston Vasey. Loves Mechanical things and Steam and has a weakness for hats, corsets and Antipodean ladies.
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July 7, 2012
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
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.