THE opening of the first part of the Leiston Works Railway (LWR), Suffolk, fell to a 48DS Ruston & Hornsby four-wheel diesel.
The occasion on June 1-2 also marked the 160th anniversary of the main line railway arriving at Leiston.
It had been hoped the honour would go to a steam loco (RM June, p76), but due to circumstances beyond the railway’s control, this was not possible.
Read more in the July 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
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