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Bure Valley Railway 3/4

In addition to steam locomotives the Bure Valley Railway also uses diesels for haulage and this little 15 inch gauge engine was parked up in a siding next to the main departure platform. Originally built by Hudson-Hunslet as a two foot gauge, four wheel industrial locomotive. Partially rebuilt and re-gauged, by the apprentices at Eagit Ltd, the loco has now been completed by dedicated members of the friends association; with a Peugeot diesel engine and hydraulic drive. It's principal job is Aylsham yard pilot, track work motive power including help to flail the line using the railway's new flail machine.

 

Bure Valley Railway 3/4

In addition to steam locomotives the Bure Valley Railway also uses diesels for haulage and this little 15 inch gauge engine was parked up in a siding next to the main departure platform. Originally built by Hudson-Hunslet as a two foot gauge, four wheel industrial locomotive. Partially rebuilt and re-gauged, by the apprentices at Eagit Ltd, the loco has now been completed by dedicated members of the friends association; with a Peugeot diesel engine and hydraulic drive. It's principal job is Aylsham yard pilot, track work motive power including help to flail the line using the railway's new flail machine.

 

comments (13)

It's certainly a cute little thing!
Brian Walbey: What one might call a "diddy" little engine.
It seems so small compared to the yard diesels that i grew up next to in Canada....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Indeed and our full size diesels as well Peter but it is only 15" gauge.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Dec 2012, 04:07
It looks very neat and competent, Brian, but not handsome like its steam cousins.

I see a chain and sprocket drive on the side, and it looks like its driving only one axle...not a patch on the muscular steam pistons and push-rods on the sides of the steam locos.

Lovely image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks ray. I guess they use it for moving stuff about rather than service trains.
clean and vivid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Dec 2012, 08:04
And there was me thinking it was your own private train Brian!
Brian Walbey: It would be nice Chris, and then I would invite you and your namesake from Droiters to come and have a drive.
charming little chuggers aren'y they
Brian Walbey: Yes they are Richard, one day perhaps I might get to ride on one of their trains.
It's quite endearing for a diesel Brian
Brian Walbey: A very functional looking machine Janet.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Dec 2012, 16:14
He's certainly built for work Brian. Lovely shot.
Brian Walbey: A very functional looking machine Sally.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2012, 16:50
As much as I like steam, I realise that that sometimes its not just practical not to have a diesel - just turn the key and go. Ray is very observant; I never noticed the drive sad
Brian Walbey: I guess this would be used for shunting around the station rather than service trains Alan.
No thrills and fancies a true work horse.
p.s. EAGIT = East Anglian Government Industrial Training based at Norwich.
Brian Walbey: A very functional looking machine Peter. Thanks for the extra info.
This is quite a cute coupling Brian!
Brian Walbey: Built for purpose I should think Richard.
A rather utilitarian engine!
Brian Walbey: A very functional looking machine Tom.
Wow - my dad (boxy) pointed me in the direction of your photo Brian - I worked on this back in '97 on my Lotus apprenticeship at EAGIT. There was no bodywork on it at that time and we worked mainly on getting the engine and drivetrain sorted. Really glad to see it complete and on the rails.....fantastic!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, I'm so pleased that my photograph has brought back what I hope were happy memories for you.

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