Rare ex-BR shunter still working at Worth Valley

FORMER BR 0-6-0DM No. D2511 (Hudswell, Clarke No. D1202 of 1961)  – the only survivor of a class of 10 – serves as the yard pilot at Oxenhope, where it is seen on June 16.

It was withdrawn from Barrow-in-Furness (12C) in December 1967 and passed to the National Coal Board’s Brodsworth Colliery, Doncaster the following year.

No. D2511 is powered by a Gardner 8L3 204hp engine, and was acquired by the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (KWVR) in October 1977.  

The KWVR also acquired No. D2519 in April 1982, but after stripping for spares it was sold for scrap three years later. BEN BUCKI

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