Alan Keef 59R Beaudesert

Beaudesert is number 80 in the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway fleet. The locomotive is used for shunting, engineering trains and standby passenger duties. The locomotive is a rebuild of an earlier T-Series locomotive made by Simplex which was used as a shunter on the Channel Tunnel project, and before that was owned by the National Coal Board.

Number built: 1
Built: 1979
(Rebuilt 1999)
Builder: Simplex
(Rebuild Alan Keef)
Engine: Dorman 6DA diesel
Power: 112 hp (84 kW)
Wheel arrangement: 4wDH

Originally built as Simplex 101T018 in 1979 the locomotive was rebuilt by Alan Keef in 1999 with the works number 59R [1]. The locomotive was re-gauged from 900mm to 610mm. The locomotive is named after a school near to the railway.
Four views of Beaudesert on the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway

[1] Industrial Locomotives Handbook 13EL (Industrial Railway Society, 2003) p. 27