№146C 0-4-0 DM “Bunty”

A 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive built in 1950 by John Fowler of Leeds as works №4210018. The loco was delivered new to Stoney Stanton Granite Co. who operated quarries in Leicestershire.

Subsequently converted to hydraulic drive during an extensive re-build by Thomas Hill of Kilnhurst in 1964; “Bunty” is now basically a Thomas Hill “Vanguard” with a Rolls Royce C6NFL power unit and the works №146C. The re-build was so extensive that the only original parts are the frames, wheels, final drive, buffer beams and cab doors.

“Bunty” was donated to the Northampton & Lamport Railway by Redland Aggregates Ltd. (now Lafarge Aggregates Ltd.) of Mountsorrel, where the locomotive worked until 1988.

"Bunty" at Pitsford & Brampton station.

“Bunty” at Pitsford & Brampton station.

Shunter Fowler / Thomas Hill Ltd 0-4-0
Class: N/A Works №: 4210018 (orignal) & 146C (rebuilt)
Built: 1950 & rebuilt in 1964 Builder: Fowler of Leeds. Rebuilt by Thomas Hill of Kilnhurst
BR №: N/A Driving Wheel Diameter: N/A
Engine: Rolls Royce C6NF Transmission: Rolls-Royce torque convertor
Weight: N/A Maximum Design Speed: N/A
Brake Force: Loco Brake only Maximum Tractive Effort: N/A
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: 1988 Date Preserved: 25th February 1989
Arrived at NLR: 25th February 1989 Current Status: Awaiting Restoration