Ruston and Hornsby 165hp Diesel Shunter 418789 Archibald

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RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) and Hornsby 165hp Diesel Shunter 418789 Archibald
Built By RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) & Hornsby
Configuration 0-4-0
Power type Diesel Mechanical
Status Scrapped
Other Numbers Works No 418789/1957
History
Built 1957
Designed By RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) & Hornsby
Type DM165
1981 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
Technical
Length 22ft 1in
Weight 28t

Diesel Locomotives

Preamble

Service

Built by RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) and Hornsby of Lincoln as Works No 418789 of 1957, it was delivered new on 6 December 1957 to Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage & Wagon Co. Ltd., Old Park, Wednesbury. The locomotive was registered by the British Transport Commission as No. 2448 in 1957. In 1964 it was sold to Patent Shaft Steelworks, also of Wednesbury[1][2].

Preservation

418789 was one of four RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) and Hornsby shunters acquired from Patent Shaft in 1980, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 29 October in that year where it was Christened ‘Archibald'.[3] Initially, Pete Cherry owned Archibald. However, when brought to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, the Railway were not really aware which of the locomotives were any good. It transpired that Archibald and sister locomotive William were not going to be kept long-term, and that Diesel Electric 418596 would stay as Bridgnorth shunter rather than be used by the P-Way as was originally thought. At that point ownership of Archibald and the Diesel Electric locomotives was simply swapped.[4]

Archibald saw only brief service on the Railway. It was later used as a source of spares for the other Rustons,[2] before being sold for scrap at CF Booth in Rotherham. At Booth's, it was exchanged for BR Class 11 12099 by The Kidderminster Shunter Fund. Archibald was cut up in April 1990.[5]

See also

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 59
  2. 2.02.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 133 p. 62. "The Early SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Shunters" (Chris Magner)
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Eighth Edition
  4. Pete Cherry
  5. UKLocos.Com