Chasewater Railway Museum, Bagnall Worksplate

Chasewater Railway Museum

Bagnall Worksplate

10694 Crop & resized

Recently acquired in auction for the Chasewater Railway Museum is a cast brass locomotive worksplate Bagnall 3160 of 1959. The worksplate was carried by a standard gauge 0-6-0 diesel mechanical delivered to Mobil Oil Co.Ltd., Coryton, Essex and later at Tunnel Portland Cement, Pitstone and Ketton Works, Rutland.

3160-1959 Kevin Lane Bagnall 3160-1959  Photo by Kevin Lane

The loco was scrapped about 2004 at Thompson’s, Middlesbrough but several parts were saved for the Bagnall 0-6-0 DM 3119 at Chasewater, these being major components such as the engine, gearbox and fluid coupling. As is often the case the demise of one loco can lead to a prolonged life for another.

Bagnall-0-6-0-DM-3119_webBagnall 3119-1956 at Chasewater Railway 2004

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