The only remaining diesel loco supplied by British Thomson-Houston (BTH) still in service anywhere in the world is in use with Alliance Group in New Zealand, where it works as a shunter at their Pukeuri Works, north of Oamaru, on the South Island.
The loco – DSC 2067 – was delivered 60 years ago, in July 1959, as New Zealand Railways (NZR) number 406.
It was withdrawn by 1989, along with all the other 18 British-built DSC locos, but uniquely survived, being bought by the NZ Dairy Group to shunt its Waharoa cool stores.
All the others were scrapped by 1990.
Read more in the July 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!