Over 30 people came to the launch of the book Ruston and Hornsby Diesel Locomotive Album by county author Andrew Neale at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, organised by the Society. Ray Hooley, Ruston archivist, spoke and conducted the launch.
From modest beginnings late in 1931 Ruston and Hornsby became Britain’s largest builder of diesel railway locomotives. In a period of 36 years they built over 6500 locomotives, both narrow and standard gauges. Locomotives were built in Lincoln with their engines made in Grantham.
The book describes and illustrates the range and scope of these, using mainly official photographs of superb quality taken by the company both at the works and on active service.
The book is available from Jews Court bookshop, price £28.00.