17th February 2010
We have borrowed the Bowes Railway’s Planet diesel locomotive to facilitate the shunting whilst we have the brief loan of Tyne & Wear Museum/Stephenson Railway Museum’s A No.5 (see separate entry). Our own Ruston shunter does not lend itself to regular starting and stopping of the engine (being air start), whence this hire.
Below: Planet arrives aboard Duncan Milner’s lorry.
Below: Basking in the sun.
Below: Shunting A No.5 after unloading.
Below: More shunting!
Below: The portrait shot!