Photo of 97651 at Gloucester Horton Road

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  • 97651 - Ruston shunter CE Locomotive

Photo details

  • Gloucester Horton Road
  • 6 May 1990
  • © Simon Jones


Your comments

  • Ben

    8 April 2003, 08:52:44

    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.

  • Alan Weston

    25 April 2003, 22:49:18

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

  • Ben

    28 April 2003, 14:45:02

    Yes 97650 is apparently preserved at Grimsby & Louth Railway

  • Mike Porter

    8 January 2006, 16:12:19

    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.

  • dan adkins

    10 September 2006, 15:06:37

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


  • Brian R - Cardiff

    26 April 2007, 12:04:41

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

    An enjoyable morning.

  • t clements

    22 June 2008, 22:45:23

    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

  • Ben Williams

    31 July 2009, 12:09:51

    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?!

  • Paul Grant

    19 August 2009, 17:47:16

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

  • Simon Jones

    3 June 2013, 19:10:04

    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.

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