№53, a 0-6-0 Ruston 165DS class diesel locomotive named “Sir Alfred Wood” after the first director of British Sugar Corporation.

Built in March 1953, the loco was in industral use until preserved in 1991, at the Nene Valley Railway (from 1991 until 1996).
This was followed by a period at the Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust before coming to the Northampton & Lamport Railway.

After a change in ownership the locomotive is owned by the Northampton & Lamport Railway Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Donations and volunteers wanting to help restore, maintain and operate the locomotive are welcome.
Please see https://www.nlr.org.uk/nlrps/volunteering-nlrps/ for more details on becoming a Volunteer Working Member or https://www.nlr.org.uk/nlrps/memberships/ if you’d like to show your support by being a member of the railway.

Sir Alfred Wood at the Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust in December 2005 Photo: Peter Loveday

Sir Alfred Wood at the Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust in December 2005
Photo: Peter Loveday

 

 

165DS Ruston & Hornsby 0-6-0
Class: 165DS Works №: 319294
Built: 1953 Builder: Ruston & Hornsby
BR №: N/A Driving Wheel Diameter: N/A
Engine: Ruston 6VPHL Six cylinder oil engine Transmission: Mechanical to jack shaft
Weight: N/A Maximum Design Speed: < 20 mph
Brake Force: N/A Maximum Tractive Effort: N/A
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: N/A Date Preserved: 1991
Arrived at NLR: N/A Current Status: Under Repair