No. 10 R & H 48DLG

Ruston & Hornsby 48DLG Diesel Locomotive

This locomotive was purchased by Gresford Colliery, near Wrexham, North Wales, by the (then) National Coal Board. It bore the title No.3 Berwyn, and operated at Point of Ayr on the North Wales coast. Then it was sold to Amalgamated Construction, of Barnsley. In the late 1980s, it was purchased by a WHR member.

This is a locomotive designed for underground work. It has an exhaust conditioner, flame proofing and special casings for the electrics to prevent sparks.


Builder Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln
Built 1962
Works number 481552
Type 48DLG
Wheel arrangement 4 wheel
Driving wheel diameter 18" 457mm
Engine Ruston 4VRH
Transmission Mechanical
Final drive Chain
Weight 7 tonnes
Arrived W.H.R. 1990
Owners W.H.R. Member
Previous owners NCB, later Amalgamated Construction Co. Ltd, Barnsley

See Also

  • More photos of the WHHR works diesel locomotives.

The 48DLG on arrival at WHR 1990.

The 48DLG in 2004.