D2150

In early 2000 this locomotive was located at British Salt, Middlewich where it had been since 1973. It has been recorded that it then moved to the Telford Steam Railway on 13th April 2000. However, no observations have been found to support that it was ever at Telford. In fact this quote has been made “It was owned by Staffordshire Locomotives and was said to be coming to the railway but never arrived”. However, it has now been established that it actually moved to the yard of J & H Parry & Sons (Shawbury), The Oaks, Shawbury Heath, Shawbury, Shropshire where Staffordshire Locomotives stored locomotives.  The locomotive is then quoted as moving to the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh in September 2000, this though was not the case.  The truth was that it moved to the yard of haulage contractor Allelys in Studley, Warwickshire at about this time.  Various components were removed whilst at Studley, including the engine which was exported to Egypt.  What remained of the locomotive was scrapped at Studley about July 2001.  It seems that whilst at Studley it was actually reported as being D2070 which was never at Studley.

Dated sightings of this locomotive would be very useful indeed in establishing what precisely its movements were.  Please forward sightings to Peter Hall

Sightings for D2150

LocoLocationDateSeen by
D2150British Salt, Middlewich24/03/1979Steve Kemp
D2150British Salt, Middlewich22/07/1983Adrian Booth
D2150British Salt, Middlewich17/01/1997Simeon Gaskell

Last updated: 10th May