2 Kinnerley

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Kinnerley on the first WHR Ltd service 2nd August 1980
Type Ruston & Hornsby 40DL
Home Railway WHHR
Original Railway Hadley Lodge Brickworks, Telford
Number 2
Status On Static Display
Built by Ruston & Hornsby
Built 1953
1964 Purchased by WHR 64Co
1975 Moved to Gelert's Farm
2 August 1980 Ran the first WHR Ltd service
Wheel Arrangement 4wDM
Fuel Diesel

Kinnerley is a Ruston & Hornsby 40DL 4wDM (Builder's number 354068 of 1953). It was supplied new for use at Blockley's Hadley Lodge Brickworks at Telford in Shropshire, and was purchased by the WHLR (1964) Company and moved to their Kinnerley site in October 1964. Its name commemorates the work of the 1964 Company members at Kinnerley in preparation for establishing a presence closer to the WHR which became reality at Porthmadog in 1975.

The locomotive came to Porthmadog in 1975 and was used to haul the first passenger train on the WHR(P) on 2 August 1980. It is fitted with a cab and airbrakes for passenger duties but is regarded as a standby unit in normal circumstances (2005). In 2020 as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations Kinnerley is now on centre display within the Gelert's Farm museum.

See The Welsh Highland site for more information

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