18000 Toddington 3 June 2010

Brown Boveri gas turbine locomotive 18000 stands in the yard at Toddington, on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on 3 June 2010. Although in fine external condition, it certainly isn't going to move anywhere under its own power as the gas turbine was removed prior to it being repatriated to Switzerland in the 1960s. Note the increased width of the bodywork over the bogie at this end, a modification carried out during its later career as a SNCF test loco. This unfortunately renders it out of gauge for the UK rail network.