3 Hoveringham

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Hoveringham (No.3) wearing its old number, L5, on shed at Gelert's Farm Works
Home Railway WHHR
Original Railway Hoveringham Gravels, Nottinghamshire
Number 3
Status In service
Built by Ruston & Hornsby
Built 1953
Wheel Arrangement 4wDM
Fuel Diesel

Hoveringham is a 7 ton, 48 hp Ruston & Hornsby 4wDM (Model 48DL - Builder's number 370555 of 1953) which was supplied new for work at the gravel pits of Hoveringham Gravels at Holme Pierrepont in Nottinghamshire. It was purchased for preservation in 1980 and arrived at the Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) in July 1987. It has been restored in the striking orange Hoveringham Gravels livery with red buffer plates and ballast weights, although for some years after its restoration it was maroon, with a Ruston and Hornsby decal on the cab back.

Currently it wears its old Hoveringham number on the cab back - "L5"

See The Welsh Highland site for more information.

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