Ruston and Hornsby 165hp Diesel Shunter 319290

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RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 and Hornsby 165hp Diesel Shunter 319290
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'D2957' at Bewdley in May 2017, newly renumbered 319290
Built By RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & Hornsby
Configuration 0-4-0
Power type Diesel Mechanical
Status Operational
Loco Number 319290
Other Numbers D2957 (fictitious)
History
Built 1952
Designed By RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 & Hornsby
Type DM165
1972 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway
Technical
Length 22ft 1in
Weight 28t

Diesel Locomotives

319290 in Service

319290 is one of a number of 165 h.p. diesel shunters at the SVRSevern Valley Railway, and is one of the diesel-mechanical variety. It was built by RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 and Hornsby of Lincoln as works number 319290 of 1953 for use by Robertson Thain at their Ellesmere Port ironworks, and since 1960 by B.I.P. Chemicals at Langley Green.

319290 in Preservation

319290 was the first RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966 and Hornsby shunter acquired by the SVRSevern Valley Railway, being purchased from B.I.P by SVR(H) in March 1972. Originally the locomotive had no number other than its works number, although it was commonly referred to as the “Red RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966”. It saw regular use in the SVRSevern Valley Railway’s early days on Engineers’ trains, but now acts as yard shunter in Bewdley Down Yard

For some years the locomotive carried a BRBritish Rail or British Railways livery with the fictitious number D2957. However in May 2017 it was repainted and renumbered 319290. It is maintained by the Bewdley Carriage & Wagon Department.


Gallery

See also

Diesel Locomotives
Bewdley Carriage & Wagon Department
List of preservation groups
Locomotives running under different identities

References

SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition