New Arrivals

Two locos arrived at Apedale on Tuesday despite the weather. They are Hibberd 3582 of 1954 and Baguley Drewry 3756 of 1982. The Hibberd was built as a mines loco, and as such is a unique survivor of the type. It worked at Commonwealth Smelting at Avonmouth, then passed through dealers ME Engineering and Alan Keef Ltd before ending up at the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway.
The Baguley, by contrast, is the youngest loco on site being ex-works on 18/3/82. It is fitted with a 60Hp Perkins engine. As a 2’6″ gauge loco, it was delivered to Royal Navy armaments depot at Trecwn, Dyfed, Wales. It moved 11/4/94 to the depot at Dean Hill, Hampshire. When Dean Hill closed, the current owner acquired it and regauged it to 2’0″ gauge. As the photo shows, it is a rather shocking yellow. Get in touch with us here.