‘Shredded Wheat’ Fowler moves to the ‘Middy’

FOWLER 20337 of 1934, a 40hp-type 0-4-0DM, was delivered to the Mid Suffolk Light Railway (the ‘Middy’) in June following restoration, where it will be a resident. 

The fully restored Fowler 20337 in its original livery at the Davis Brothers’ works prior to delivery to the MSLR. The loco was originally powered by a McLaren petrol engine, but this was replaced by a Gardner diesel engine in the 1950s. Picture: JOHN REEVE

The loco was delivered new to the Shredded Wheat Company 85 years ago and was recently rescued in a very dilapidated state by current owner Tony Goff. 

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