Fire up the Quattro.
- Jun 20, 2019
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Hymek diesel hydraulic built by Bayer Peacock in Gorton Manchester.
Spent their lives pretty much in and around Cornwall and Devon until withdrawal as non standard during the early 1970s.
Shame really but the root cause aswell as being hydraulic instead of the standard diesel electric is the traffic they were designed for died out to road haulage and the maintenance costs.
Prime example. milk tanks from the dairies in Devon to London.
Much cheaper to send by lorry plus the local trips yard to yard disappeared.
One definitely at the East Lancashire Railway. Bury.
Didcot Railway centre and the West Somerset Railway.