Ruston and Hornsby 165hp Diesel Shunter D2960

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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 D2960
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D2960 (Wikimedia Commons)
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 Operational
Loco Number D2960 (fictitious)
Other Numbers Works no 281269
History
Built 1950
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
1983 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
Technical
Length 22ft 1in
Weight 28t

Diesel Locomotives

D2960 in Service

D2960 is one of a number of 165 h.p. diesel shunters at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, 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. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) and Hornsby of Lincoln as works number 281269 of 1950, and was used by the British Sugar Corporation (BSCBritish Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation) at the Foley Park factory.

D2960 in Preservation

D2960 was purchased from BSCBritish Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation by SVR(H) in September 1983 and driven to Kidderminster shortly after the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society acquired the final section of track. For a time the locomotive carried a fictitious BRBritish Rail or British Railways number of 11510 with black livery, but it has retained the “Silver Spoon” name plates from BSCBritish Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation ownership. D2960 is used as the Carriage Works shunter at Kidderminster.

See also

Diesel Locomotives
List of preservation groups

References

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition