Monday, 31 May 2010


Barabel (Works No. 10202, built 1964) is a Rolls Royce Sentinel 0-4-0 Diesel-Hydraulic shunter, owned by the Iron & Steel Traction Group. She has been undergoing mechanical/electrical improvements, but the most obvious change is her restoration back to original appearance. The bodyside door hatches have been changed for the original style, and the side sheets have also been reinstated. Painting will follow at some point when the weather improves. Behind her in the shed can be seen Stanton No.50, another beautifully restored industrial shunter also owned by the Iron & Steel Traction Group.

For comparison, Barabel's earlier appearance can be seen in the background of this shot, taken 11/10/2009.