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Moved to Swindon & Cricklade Railway 9/15
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  • 97651

    8 April 2003 - Ben

    These Ruston & Hornsby locomotives were used in permanent way yards in the south west and sometimes on weekend engineering sites. Some used to carry BR blue livery while others were yellow. Today only 97654 remains in regular use at Slateford.

    I believe this one has been preserved and is now at Northampton & Lamport Railway.

  • 97651

    25 April 2003 - Alan Weston

    I seem to recall that another example is preserved at Great Northern and East Lincolnshire Railway at Ludborough near Louth.

  • 97651

    28 April 2003 - Ben

    Yes 97650 is apparently preserved at Grimsby & Louth Railway

  • 97651

    8 January 2006 - Mike Porter

    97650 is preserved at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway (new name)

    97651 often performs at NLR diesel galas

    97653 is a dismantled wreck at the John Payne loco collection in Warks

    97654 has left Slateford and is now preserved at Peak Rail.

  • 97651

    10 September 2006 - dan adkins

    yes, and we need money to restore 97651 to an original condition!

  • 97651

    26 April 2007 - Brian R - Cardiff

    At the turn of the 70s a sympathetic driver allowed me to drive this loco whilst shunting in Radyr PW Yard.

    An enjoyable morning.

  • 97651

    22 June 2008 - t clements

    the frame of 97653 was seen on the back of a flat bed wagon at the long marston open day 7/6/08 although not much else was seen of the rest of this loco i have a photo of the loco taken on the above date

  • 97651

    31 July 2009 - Ben Williams

    Apparently this also carried the number 89651 around 1992 but not sure what this was for - I know some preserved locos have also been allocated 89xxx numbers subsequent to this but presumably this one was not passed for mainline running?!

  • 97651

    19 August 2009 - Paul Grant

    Moved from N&LR to the Strathspey Railway. Now in use for P-way work.

  • 97651

    3 June 2013 - Simon Jones

    Ben Williams said: "Apparently this also carried the number 89651 ...." - a side on view of 97652 @ Laira shows the stencilled legend "CCE Plant No. 83652" below the works plate so I think your 9 is a 3.

  • 26 April 2015 - Caley Sue

    Has now been repainted into BR green (with crest) with black & yellow chevrons at each end and carries number PWM651.

  • 14 July 2015 - Caley Sue

    Has now been repainted into BR green with crest and returned to its original number PWM 651. I didn't have my camera but there is a photo at

  • 3 September 2015 - Kev Adlam

    Loco has now moved from Strathspey to Swindon & Cricklade