Hudswell Clarke loco no 1604 (under restoration at Brockford as of 2020) at the Bardney Sugar Beet Factory in 1954. No 1604 had been delivered new to Bardney in 1928, costing £1,500. In this photograph it is pulling a newly arrived diesel loco onto the factory sidings. The diesel is a Ruston 0-4-0 DS165, coincidentally the same type as our own shunter. In contrast to the shiny new diesel, no 1604 is looking in a very sorry state – obviously maintenance has been somewhat skimped pending the arrival of its replacement. Photo donated by Dave Miles (ex-British Sugar, Bardney).
May 30, 2020
Our own archives include more than 8,000 photographs illustrating the development of the Museum. Here are a few from the earliest days (and even before!)