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Mountsorrel Heritage Centre 3/5

The baby brother to yesterdays locomotive is an LBT series Ruston. It was delivered in 1956 to the British Transport Commission. It is owned by Henry Frampton-Jones of the Darley Dale narrow Gauge railway, part of the Peak Rail set up at Rowsley near Matlock, Derbyshire. The loco is the smallest made by Ruston & Hornsby and is powered by a 3 cylinder diesel engine driving into an almost identical gearbox to its big brother, this has three forward as well as three reverse gears. We caught it twice during our visit as a couple of the volunteers were sprucing it up with a new coat of paint.

 

Mountsorrel Heritage Centre 3/5

The baby brother to yesterdays locomotive is an LBT series Ruston. It was delivered in 1956 to the British Transport Commission. It is owned by Henry Frampton-Jones of the Darley Dale narrow Gauge railway, part of the Peak Rail set up at Rowsley near Matlock, Derbyshire. The loco is the smallest made by Ruston & Hornsby and is powered by a 3 cylinder diesel engine driving into an almost identical gearbox to its big brother, this has three forward as well as three reverse gears. We caught it twice during our visit as a couple of the volunteers were sprucing it up with a new coat of paint.

 

comments (14)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 11 Jul 2018, 01:37
These colors really make the shot. Norman Rockwell details, too.
Brian Walbey: Amazing what difference a lick of paint makes.
Two super pics Brian, I agree with Bonnie, they do have a Norman Rockwell look to them.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank.
Great shots of this man at work, Brian! I, too, agree with Bonnie!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Jul 2018, 06:32
Nice to see this charming old survivor
Brian Walbey: I'd like to know if it still a runner.
How fun, Brian. Astrid would immediately tag this as "men at work." grin
Brian Walbey: I suspect the second guy was a spectator just like us smile
A labour of love Brian
Brian Walbey: I'd like to know if it is still a runner, I should have asked.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:16
He sat on the chair when he painted the lower part smile Tall chap and an old back. Great pictures and they tell a story.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis. I'd like to know if it is still a runner, I should have asked.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:46
That would be me Brian, the one with his hands in his pockets watching.
Brian Walbey: That was nearly me also Chad, except I had my camera in my hands.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jul 2018, 10:22
Don't you just love this tender loving care for this locomotive, Brian. I so like these pictures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, 'pound to a penny' or for you 'cent to a Euro' I bet you'd like to have a little drive in that smile
The fellows are in full concentration.
Brian Walbey: For these guys doing something like this to an old machine is almost a labour of love.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Jul 2018, 12:54
Have you ever tried your hand at restoration, Brian?
Brian Walbey: No not my scene Lisl, which is not right really, without all those who do give up their time for this sort of thing we passive enthusiasts wouldn't have anything to see.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jul 2018, 17:21
I can imagine that the chair provides welcome respite when painting at a reasonable height. Typically British; one person watching and the other "supervising" smile
Brian Walbey: I would have to sit to paint the lower part, I'm no good at bending these days!!
good progressive collage of the painter Brian and his helper telling him where to put the paint....petersmile
Brian Walbey: he's probably the guy who waits until its done and then says 'You've missed a bit there' after the painters cleaned up and put all the paint and brushes away smile
They are doing a good job!
Brian Walbey: Well one of them is Tom smile

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