Planet - the Workhorse!

Planet – the Workhorse!

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!