Chasewater brewery locos in action


THE Chasewater Railway held its annual Burton Brewery Locomotives Day on July 9 to showcase some of its many locos – steam and diesel – originating from the local industry.

Four diesels were in operation, including these two four-wheel ‘Simplex’ types. Left, is Worthington’s No. 21 (Kent Construction 1612 of 1929) and right, No. 15099 Morris, Motor Rail 2026 of 1920, previously based at the GCR(N) Ruddington.

Although in BR black livery with appropriate number, it was never owned by BR or its predecessors, but delivered new to Herbert Morris Ltd, Loughborough.

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The two ‘Simplexes’ worked brakevan rides with a short wheelbase GWR ‘Toad’, claimed to be the oldest example of its type in existence. Carrying No. 2, it is finished in NCB Littleton Colliery livery.

They shared these duties with 0-4-0 diesels Bass No. 5 (Baguley 3027 of 1939) and Marston No. 5 (Baguley 3410 of 1955).


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