Diesel Locomotive No.5


Diesel Locomotive No.5

Many of these locomotives were originally built to move peat on the Somerset levels for 'Fisons Ltd.' between 1922 and 1979.

The locomotive was originally two foot gauge and would have been just the chassis, the top frame work was added late in the 1970's and had canvas drop down sheeting to protect the operator from the inclement weather.

When purchased it was converted to our gauge of fifteen inches and a wooden outer skin added to give the loco a tram like appearance.

The loco previously had a wooden body to resemble 'Toby' the tram engine, but in 2016, after overhaul the loco returned to use as it was in the 1970's.

This locomotive is owned by Bure Valley Railway.

Technical details:

Gauge: 15 inches
Length: 10 foot
Width: 3 foot, 6 inches
Working Weight: 1½ tons
Engine: twin cylinder, air cooled diesel
Horse power: 15.5 bhp at 2,500 rpm
Wheel Arrangement: 4w
Driving Wheel Diameter: 14 inches