PLASMOR Ltd continues to use a smart and well-maintained Fowler Class 422 0-4-0DH (4220038 of 1966) at its Heck Works, Great Heck, North Yorkshire.
This is believed to be the last remaining Fowler-built diesel loco in industrial service in the UK.
Fowlers were once very numerous in industry, right across the UK, and could be found in small works’ sidings to large industrial complexes.
Many survive in preservation, some cared for better than others.
Plasmor claims to be ‘the leading manufacturer of the most comprehensive range of load-bearing building blocks’ in the UK. A train load of blocks is dispatched from the site most days of the week.
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