Diesel locomotives used for construction of Abberton Reservoir. They were manufactured by John Fowler & Co (Leeds) Ltd the model being the Fowler Resilient 4W Industrial Diesel Locomotive, powered by a 40hp Fowler Sanders 4 cylinder B series engine. These are probably the first 3 locomotives, before they received their names. The works numbers and later names are:

21293 April 1936 ...
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Diesel locomotives used for construction of Abberton Reservoir. They were manufactured by John Fowler & Co (Leeds) Ltd the model being the Fowler Resilient 4W Industrial Diesel Locomotive, powered by a 40hp Fowler Sanders 4 cylinder B series engine. These are probably the first 3 locomotives, before they received their names. The works numbers and later names are:
21293 April 1936 ABBERTON
21294 April 1936 LAYER
21295 April 1936 PELDON
A fourth locomotive was delivered a few months later:
21408 October 1936 ROMFORD

PELDON survives and has been restored to working order at Amberley Museum. Much of LAYER survives in pieces at Armley Mills Industrial Museum near Leeds.
Date: c1937      


Photo: Peldon History Project - Essex & Suffolk Water
Image ID PH01_ESW_003
Category 2 Transport - buses and carriers


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.