Simplex 3098

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Visiting from Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway (although part of the National Collection). A rare working survivor of the �protected� (lightly armoured) 40hp petrol locomotives built for the War Department Light Railways, for supplying the First World War battlefields in France. After the war, several of this type were used to haul sand trains at Leighton Buzzard, but all were scrapped by the end of the 1950s. LR3098 (along with LR3090) worked at Knostrop sewage works, Leeds , and is on long-term loan from the National Railway Museum, York. It was restored to working order for Leighton Buzzard's 80th anniversary in 1999, and operates occasionally on the working heritage displays.

It visited for the FR 50 celebrations in 2005.

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