Ruston & Hornsby

  • Mid-Suffolk Ruston named

    Mid-Suffolk Ruston named



    RUSTON & HORNSBY 294266 – a ‘48DS’ class 4wDM – was officially named Sir William McAlpine by Lady McAlpine, in memory of her late husband, at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (MSLR) on October 12. The loco is owned by MSLR driver Lawrie Rose. He bought the loco in October 2017 from Sir William, who used…

  • Variety is spice of life at Talyllyn…

    Variety is spice of life at Talyllyn…



    TALYLLYN Railway’s (TR) June 15 Anything Goes gala lived up to its billing with a variety of operations encompassing steam-hauled freight trains, diesel-hauled passenger operations, and a car travelling up the line aboard a wagon! Highlights amid conventional service trains included works diesel Hunslet 0-4-0DM No. 9 Alf hauling a vintage train of three original TR…

  • Ruston diesel opens Leiston Works Railway

    Ruston diesel opens Leiston Works Railway



    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),…

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