TRIP 540

Leighton Buzzard Narrow Guage Railway

10/06/18

BRISTOL PARKWAY STATION CAR PARK (VIEW) : Not seen by all the party.
Road/Railer ; Total Rail Solutions, TRS 1020/940795-6.
Trailers : Total Rail Solutions, TRS 325/010702-7.
         Total Rail Solutions, TRS 327/010704-3.
         Total Rail Solutions, TRS 328/010705-0.
         Total Rail Solutions, TRS 342/010842-1.
 
MIKE SUTCLIFFE, TOTTERNHOE (VISIT) :
Tram ; York Corporation Tramways 25*/1912 (lower saloon body only).
 
NOTE : * This is only a very tentative identity and further research is required, although it is doubtful whether the proper identity of this body will ever be found/known.
 
Thanks go to Mike for organising & hosting our visit.
 
LEIGHTON BUZZARD NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY (VISIT) :
PAGES PARK :
Locos (2ft gauge) ; 1 'CHALONER' DeWinton/1877. {in front of the shed}.
2 ('PIXIE') Kerr Stuart 4260/1922 = dismantled to frame & wheels only {in rear of the shed}.
No.3 'RISHRA' Baguley Cars Ltd  2007/1921 {inside the shed}.
4 'DOLL' Andrew Barclay 1641/1919 {outside the front of the shed}.
No.5 'ISABEL' Motor Rail 5608/1931 = converted to a mobile compressor {in rear of the shed}.
5 'ELF' Orenstein & Koppel 12740/1936 {inside the shed}.
No.8 E.E. Baguley 3539/1959 = converted to a passenger carrying vehicle {on the train}.
No.11 'P.C. ALLEN' Orenstein & Koppel 5834/1912 {outside the front of the shed}.
NG23 Baguley~Drewry 3702/1973 {shunting in & out of the shed}.
80 'BEAUDESERT' Simplex 101T018/1979 {working the train}.
778 Baldwin 44656/1917 {outside the front of the shed}.
'PEDEMOURA' Orenstein & Koppel 10808/1924 {outside the front of the shed}.
Carriages ; No.3, No.4, No.7 {on the train}, No.9, No.11 {on the train}, No.12 {on the train}, F 38.
Wagons ; 158 (carries 653), DH476 (also carries 123).
 
CHAMBERLAINS BRANCH JUNCTION, VANDYKE ROAD (VIEWED FROM TRAIN) :
Loco (2ft gauge) ; 24 Motor Rail 4805/1934 {stabled on a siding}.
Wagons ; UI 'V' Type Skip Wagons x 3 or 4.
 
STONEHENGE :
Locos (2ft 6 gauge) ; (5 'LBC1' 'NUTTY') Sentinel 7701/1929 {in display area beside the station}.   WD 767139 Wickham 3282/1943 {in front yard}.
Locos (2ft gauge) ; (No.6 'MABEL') Motor Rail 5875/1935 = converted to a brake van {in back of a lean to shed}
(7) 'FALCON' Orenstein & Koppel 8986/1938 {in the workshop shed}.
(R8) ** Motor Rail 5612/1931 {inside a shed}
9 'JACK' Andrew Barclay 1871/1925 (Page 30-17EL) {in the workshop shed}.
10  21 ('HADYN TAYLOR') Motor Rail 7956/1945 {in front yard beside the shed}.
12 'CARBON' Motor Rail 6012/1930 {in back of corrugated roof shed}.
13 'ARKLE' Motor Rail 7108/1936 {in front yard on row of wagons by incline}.
15 Hibberd 2514/1941 {in back of a shed}.
16 Lister 11221/1939 {in restoration shed}.
No.17 'DAMREDUB' Motor Rail 7036/1936 {in yard next to the station}.
(18 'FEANOR') Motor Rail 11003/1956 {in restoration shed}.
(19) Motor Rail 11298/1965 = dismantled to frame & wheels only {behind large shed}.
(20 'VILYA') Motor Rail 60S317/1966 = partially dismantled to frame & cab {in front yard beside the shed}.
21 'FESTOON' Motor Rail 4570/1929 {in back of corrugated roof shed}.
(22 'FINGOLFIN') Leighton Buzzard 1/1989 (incorporates parts from Ruston 425798/1958 & Ruston 444207/1961) {in front yard beside the shed}.
(23) Ruston 164346/1932 {in back of a container}.
24 Motor Rail 11297/1965 {in restoration shed}.
26 'ANNA' Motor Rail 8720/1941 {in yard next to the station}.
(26 'YIMKIN') Ruston 203026/1942 {in the workshop shed}.
27 'POPPY' Ruston 408430/1957 {in front yard outside large shed}.
28 ('R.A.F. STANBRIDGE') Ruston 200516/1940 {in display area beside the station}.
29 'CREEPY' (YARD No.P 19774) Hunslet 6008/1963 {in back of a shed}.
30 ('MANIFOLD MAGGIE') Motor Rail 8695/1941 {in front yard outside               large shed}.
31 (No.37658 'THORIN OAKENSHEILD') Lister 4228/1931 {in rear of a                 lean to shed}.
(32) Ruston 172892/1934 {in the workshop shed}.
No.34 'RED RUM' Motor Rail 7105/1936 {in front yard outside large shed}.
(35)  9303/507  1 Hunslet 6619/1966 {in front of lean to shed}.
36 'CARAVAN' Motor Rail 7129/1936 {inside a container}.
No.38 'HARRY BARNETT' Lister 37170/1951 {in the workshop shed}.
40 'TRENT' Ruston 283507/1949 {in the workshop shed}.
43 ('TROTTER') Motor Rail 10409/1954 {inside a shed}.
44 Motor Rail 7933/1941 {in front yard on row of wagons by incline}.
(45) Motor Rail 21615/1957 = dismantled to frame only {dumped between two containers in yard}.
(46) Ruston 209430/1942 = dismantled to frame only {dumped between two containers in yard}.
NG46 Baguley~Drewry 3698/1973 {in yard next to the station}.
48 'MACNAMARA' Hunslet 4351/1952 {in yard in front of lean to shed}.
81 'PETER WOOD' Hunslet 9347/1994 {stabled in the station}.
(No.131) Motor Rail 5613/1931 = dismantled to frame & wheels only {dumped between two containers in the yard}.
('A.M.W. No,165') 'FIRE' ('TRUMPTON') Ruston 194784/1939 {inside a               container}.
('BLUEBELL') *** Hibbered 2631/1943 {in the rear of a container}.
'ELIDIR' Avonside 2071/1933 = dismantled to frame & wheels only {in the restoration shed}.
('HF 2023'  5) KraussS 7455/1918 (Ex-France 2015, 17EL Amendment No.1) {in display area beside the station}.
'LOD 758009' Motor Rail 8641/1941 = dismantled to frame & wheels only {in the workshop shed}.
'LOD 758220' Motor Rail 8745/1942 {in front of a container}.
'PENLEE' Freud 73/1901 {in display area beside the station}.
('PETER PAN') Kerr Stuart 4256/1922 = dismantled to frame & wheels only {in the restoration shed}.
'RAILFEST 2004' Ruston 187105/1937 {inside a shed}.
('SEZELA No.4') Avonside 1738/1915 {outside of the pod}.
('WD2182  No.LR 10227') Motor Rail 461/1918 {in front of corrugated roof shed}.
Unnumbered Hibberd 1568/1927 {in the rear of a shed}.
Unnumbered Unknown Motor Rail = dismantled to frame only {dumped on a wagon in between two containers}.
Unnumbered Orenstein & Koppel 2544/1907 = partially dismantled {in rear of lean to shed}.
 
NOTE : The loco marked **, is made up of parts from 2 or 3 Motor Rails, but the frame is of MR 5612 as stated.
NOTE : The loco marked ***, is listed in 17EL as being either Hibberd 2631 or 2834, however in the railways 2018 guide book it is listed as Hibberd 2631, hence the reason it is stated above.
 
Carriages ; No.20 (4 compartment mining manrider), D 39.
Permanent Way Mess Van ; 2 HR601.
Wagons (Standard gauge) ; B 781289 (grounded body only), UI BR Plywood Van (grounded body only).
Wagons (2ft gauge) ; 21, 26 *(carries 21), 32, 70, 76, 80, 95, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 113/C57, 114/C64, 115/C74, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134/C60, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 141, 142 (carries 408), 143 (carries SD25), 144 (carries SD328R), 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155 (carries 9), 156 (carries 15), 157 (carries 547), 159 (carries 138), 160 (carries 394), 161 (carries 733), 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, TO 174, 191(carries 221)[not in guide book], 198, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 [not in guide book], 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237/C4, 238/C9, 239/C13, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 250, 251 (carries T2916), 252, 253, 254, 255, 256 (carries T2961), 257 (carries T2923), 258, NRM 259, NRM 260, BC1, BC2, BC3, C96, CMR1, CMR2, CMR3, D22, D42, D43, D44, DH401 (also carries 14), DH428 (also carries 173), DH553 (also carries 145), LO8, LO13, 686 [not in guide book], NGB 4404.
 
NOTE : The vehicle marked *, is a 4 wheel braked flat bed wagon, that has a metal body (used as a skip), placed on top of it, the body carries number 21 and it is not the one that is listed in the guide book.
 
Thanks go to Chris Wright for organising and Chris Grimes & Robert Hammond for hosting this excellent visit.
 
NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY, LAVENDON (VISIT) :
Loco (3ft gauge) ; Unnumbered Unknown Geenbat.
Locos (7.25inch gauge) ; No.2 'THE LADY H' Station Road Steam/2014.
D002 Unknown.    D5038 Unknown.  'REMUS' Unknown,
Carriages ; PC001, UI x 4 or 5.
Wagons (Standard Gauge) ; 230410 (grounded body only), UI BR Vanwides x 3 (grounded bodies only.
 
Thanks go to Tony Collins & John Underwood for hosting our visit.
 
NUN WOOD, LAVENDON :
The party went looking for the grounded coach body in this location, but some confusion with the sat-nav (meant that we were not sure we were actually on the right road), however in speaking to a local chap he told us that we were in the correct area and the body was back the road in the woods, but that owner was not too keen on people being on his land (even though he wasn't there). The chap took the contact details of the events secretary and he said he would pass our request to visit onto the owner.
 
MIDDLE FARM, LAVENDON (VIEW) :
Whilst turning around in this what appeared to be a derelict farmyard (whilst looking for the above), the following was seen from the minibus, buried in the undergrowth.
Lift On-Off Container ; UI (grounded body).
 
CAULDWELL WALK DEPOT SIDINGS, BEDFORD (VIEW) :
EMU's ; 700010, 700014, 700027, 700047, 700049, 700054, 700127, 700139.
 
BEDFORD STATION (VISIT) :
HST's ; 43047, 43052, 43059, 43060.
Meridian Units ; 222001, 222004, 222023.  EMU's ; 700038, 700109, 700141.
 
SITE OF FORMER STEAM SHED, BEDFORD (VIEW) :
Road Railer ; Quattro 1093 Neo-Tec Skyrailer.
 
HURST GROVE, LIDLINGTON (VISIT) :
UI Midland Railway 5 Compartment 3rd (part grounded body only).