Sunday 3 September 2023

Caledonian Railway Diesel Gala, 4th August 2023 Part 1: 08046

08046 was new from Derby Works as 13059, on 11th September 1954, allocated to 15A D3059 from May 1958. Wellingborough. A LMR career then followed for 26 years, until withdrawn in May 1980. It was then sold to ABM (Associated British Maltsters) who used it at Inverhouse near Airdrie. When this facility closed to rail traffic, it was moved to the Caledonian Railway in 1985. Built with vacuum brakes, along the way it has been fitted with additional air brakes.

On shed at Bridge of Dun.

Arriving at Brechin.

A closer shot, showing D5314 (26014) on the rear.

On the run around, passing Class 11 12052.

Having returned leading 26014, the pair of locomotives return to the sheds.