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Closed 25/07/2019

raised of £1,500 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £320 to Help to repair our vintage diesel locomotive

    Funded on Thursday, 25th July 2019

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    One of the most popular locomotives in the collection at Apedale is the 1931-built Deutz. The only one of its kind in the UK, it has a large single cylinder horizontal diesel engine. It worked at a Sewage works in Dartford before being preserved, initially in Wales, then Cadeby, now at Apedale. The loco is owned by the Moseley Railway Trust, having been bequeathed to the Trust by its late owner, John Lucas. Always a real attraction and crowd-pleaser when operating, the loco was noted to have a "wobbly flywheel" when last operated. Investigation showed that one of the two large flywheels had a crack starting from a keyway in the hub. We need to fund the specialist weld repair of the crack. This will then mean that this wonderful old piece of industrial heritage can be seen running again at Apedale.



    • Simon Lomax4 years ago
      Simon Lomax

      Simon Lomax

      4 years ago

      We've just collected the repaired flywheel from the repairer in Sunny Coalville. They look to have done a super job, and hopefully the re-assembly will be straightforward. The loco itself has had a good clean-up and degrease of the gory bits of the engine bay where the flywheel prevented access previously - some of the paint hasn't been touch since the loco left Koln in the 1930s!

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    Page last updated on: 7/31/2019 15.34



    • Richard Sellers-Smith

      Richard Sellers-Smith

      Jun 14, 2019


    • Ian Leese

      Ian Leese

      Jun 14, 2019


    • Andy Hanson

      Andy Hanson

      May 14, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Apr 29, 2019

      Great idea! Looking forward to see it trundling about again.


    • Anonymous


      Apr 23, 2019

      always liked the Deutz, good luck

    • Anonymous


      Apr 17, 2019


    • Michael Broadbent

      Michael Broadbent

      Apr 11, 2019

      Can't wait to see this loco back in action


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