Mystery Photographs

The Courtney Haydon Collection and Ron Dyer Archive


France :- Bonnetable

Photograph: John Tolson (JT-108-0A)
27/10/2015 from Brian Rolley
One of several Brush built 0-6-0 shunters, for the Tyne & Wear Metro. The online history of one, No. 803 states:- ".... Along with 4 others it was sold to TML for construction of the Channel Tunnel at Cheriton When their work at Cheriton came to an end, they were sold again to Insulated Structures, who owned the Round Oak Rail terminal near Dudley. Despite their considerable appearance, the locos only weighed 36tons, and may have given their new owners the impression of being bigger, since one by one Round Oak Rail succeeded in overloading them....."
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