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51791 before loosing it's original engine

With TB trailer well loaded with narrow guage rail.

Nibley 2004 with 2 trailers in tow.

Supplied new in August 1960 to 'Messrs Smith Bros. (Cheltenham) Ltd'.

Despatch Document

Purchased at auction in 1984 after the bereavement of its previous owner, 51791 was missing its engine, but came complete with a 'TB' trailer. Having sat patiently waiting a few years in a hedge, I fitted an LR2 engine obtained from MWM power trucks. This engine subsequently seized due to fuel/oil contamination and lack of use. It ran with a LD2 borrowed from DG 7770 for a while. Finally I fitted another rebuilt LD2 engine, days before 51791 along with it's TB trailer left for pastures new in Lincolnshire.


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