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Ruston & Hornsby 16HP

Status : Operational/Stored
Builder : Ruston & Hornsby
Built : 1932
Works No. : 166010
Fuel: Diesel

16HP Ruston & Hornsby in the yard.

16HP Ruston & Hornsby in the yard. Photo T. Bowles

This diesel locomotive, which is believed to be the oldest working Ruston in existence, was built in 1932 (Works No. 166010) and obtained by a member from Kingston Minerals at Corsham in 1973. It has been regauged from 2’ 6” gauge

This locomotive was supplied new on 13/05/1932 to Freshwater Sand & Ballast Co, Fingringhoe, near Colchester, Essex, and was returned to Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln on 09/07/1934. (info from the "Ruston Register"