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William Shelford

Armoured Simplex Locomotive Restored

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William Shelford

The Greensand Railway Museum Trust, owners of two first world war narrow gauge railway locomotives, War Department Light Railways 778 (a 4-6-0T steam loco) and LR2182 (an armoured 4-wheeled Petrol Mechanical loco), both based on the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway in Bedfordshire, have issued the attached press release concerning the restoration of LR2182.

 

Photos of another similar loco (which was LR2187) were recently posted at https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/269922-world-war-1-steam-train-in-antigua/.
[As this is NOT a steam loco, can someone change the tile to world-war-1-petrol-locomotive-in-Antigua.]

 

Regards,

 

William

GRMT Press Release - 2182.pdf

Delivery of 2182 038.jpg

Delivery of 2182 060.jpg

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CorporalPunishment

Let's hope the  LBNGR site doesn't fall prey to the "Itinerant scrap metal merchants" who are in the vicinity and on the increase. Pete.

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Gunner Bailey

Great restoration. Does one of these still run on the Somme from time to time?

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William Shelford

There are no WW1 vintage Simplex's in France, those that have operated their on the Froissy-Cappy-Dompierre Railway in recent years have been visitors from the UK.

While I know of no requests yet for a visit, I would not be surprised it returns to France in due course.

 

Edited by William Shelford

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Gunner Bailey

Thanks for the update. 

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