North Yorks Moors’Drewry shunter restored

CLASS 04 No. D2207 (originally No. 11108) has received an extensive overhaul at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, including the fitting of a replacement engine.

NYMR Drewry No. D2207 is seen hauling NER coach No. 1111 on November 20 from Levisham, where it resided in a dead-end siding for 45 years. Owned by the LNER Coach Association, its only previous journey along the NYMR was when moved from New Bridge, Pickering to Levisham in 1973 following arrival on the Moors Line. However, it has received constant attention during that time and continued in use as a tool van, having been converted to such in 1924. It became BR No. DE 900192. KIERAN MURRAY

It was built by Vulcan Foundry (D208 of 1953/Drewry No. 2482), and withdrawn by BR in December 1967, passing to Hemel Hempstead Lightweight Concrete, Hertfordshire.

It entered preservation in September 1973 when acquired by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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