Saturday, 2 May 2015

Chieftain (No 2300)

ALRC Locomotive No 2300: Chieftain




This loco, built by ALRC member David Jones in his home workshop, was completed in early 2015 and brought to the railway in April of the same year. It is a battery-powered freelance modern diesel design, built on a steel plate chassis using two Ride On Railways-powered bogies, and having pre-coloured aluminium foam sandwich body panels. The loco has been fitted with an MTronics diesel (Class 37) sound unit, and is also has with a rear view camera.

The loco is used regularly at Open Days and on other occasions and is very powerful, capable of hauling the heaviest of ALR trains.