WD 30

Facts

Factory  Drewry Car (on order by Vulcan Foundry Ltd)
Factory numbers  DC 2157 and for Vulcan Foundry: 1188
Build  1941
Original number  WD 30
1944 WD number  WD 70030
Overseas use?  Yes in France and Germany
Today ?  Yes at Foxfield Railway at Blythe Bridge

Was used in France after D-Day 1944. It came ashore over the beach, known as "Utah Beach". After WW-II, the loco was returned to England. It became WD 820 in 1951. It was in use at:

Now:

The loco is in operational status. It is painted black with red buffer beams. It is numbered WD 820. There is a lot of information on the website of the Foxfield Railway. Look at "Virtual stock list"

This picture was send to me by Nigel Brazer and shows WD 820 on a mixed freight during their Diesel-weekend at 12 September 2004