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962 at North Nibley 1991, ballast weights had been removed to ease transport.
2' gauge 962, is the oldest known surviving Rail-Truck and is generally believed to be the 6th built.
Originally supplied to the Birmingham Canal Co. in 1928, 962 eventually found it's way to a scrap yard, where it was fortunately spotted by an eagle eyed enthusiast. Having spent some years in store at a Lincolnshire trout farm, 962 was sold to Mike Stokes and moved to South Wales. During this period 962 was exhibited, along with Rail-Trucks 34521 and 50191, on a short length of track at the first Lister-Petter Tyndale rally.
Parts are gradually being obtained by the current owner ready for the restoration. The front name plate casting from 38906 is now on this truck. The engine from 38906 will also be used to replace the badly worn original.
Another view of 962 at North Nibley
1991, with 34521 from the Amberley Chalk Pits Museum.
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