Ruston & Hornsby 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive

At the start of September 2020, the Museum took delivery of our first locomotive and three wagons from the Netherlands.

The loco is Ruston & Hornsby LBT No 371932, built in 1954.  What makes her special is that she was only the second LBT built and is the only survivor.

The 3 ½ ton machine is powered by an RH 3VSH engine delivering 30hp. Drive is taken through a hydraulic three speed box with chain delivering to the axles.

She was originally supplied to the Royal Netherlands Airforce ammunition supply depot complete with two other, later LBTs, all of which survived into preservation in 1998.

The loco is in really good condition and is a real credit to her previous owners in preservation.