WD 43


Factory  Andrew Barclay
Factory numbers  AB 358
Build  1942
Original number  WD 43
1944 WD number  WD 70043
Overseas use?  Yes: France
Today ?  Avon Valley Railway, stored at Bitton


Since april 2004 the loco has been moved to Bitton, where the depot of the Avon Valley Railway is.


The webmaster visit the Avon Valley Railway in July 2004. During his visit, these pictures were taken:

The WD 70043 waiting attention to get her riding again. Bitton, 17th July 2004 (Copyright R v/d Hoven)

Inside the WD 70043, there is this plate showing the latter WD-number 824. Bitton, 17th July 2004 (Copyright R v/d Hoven)

A sight not seen elsewhere in preservation! 2 ex-War Department diesellocomotives from the same class coupled together. Left is WD 70043 and on the right is WD 70031. Both not operational but 70043 will bee running again in the future! Bitton, 17th July 2004 (Copyright R v/d Hoven)