Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The Bug / Clockwork Orange

(C) Charles Boylan (C) Charles Boylan
(C) Charles Adams This tiny little locomotive is currently lying dismantled alongside the shed, and is little more than a four wheeled chassis. However, it is possible that it will be rebuilt shortly, and will once again trundle up and down parts of the line.

On arrival at the railway it was painted in orange, (hence Clockwork Orange), but was repainted in green, as depicted in the photographs. The method of getting the engine to start was also interesting, involving a diesel soaked rag being inserted into the air intake!

When the engine failed, and the bodywork was life expired, the body was scrapped (pending rebuilding), and the chassis was craned off the rails, coming to rest part way down the side of the shed. With the shed project starting, the chassis was moved yet again, further away down to the end of the carriage sidings. Hopefully this can be restored one day....

The Bug alongside 'Chemicals' in 1972. (c) Gordon Findley & David Cash. The Bug alongside 'Chemicals' in 1972. (c) Gordon Findley & David Cash. (c) Gordon Findley & David Cash.

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