"Queen Anne" is a Ruston Hornsby 48 DS diesel shunter, works number 265618 built in Lincoln in 1948. The prototype for this class was built in 1935 using a Lister engine and bought by Heinz Ltd. The design was developed over the following years and used the Ruston 4VRO engine. In 1946 the class was improved by the use of a Ruston 4VRHL engine developing 48 HP. Subsequent changes mainly involved the cab until the introduction of the 4YC engine from 1957. This design of shunter was one of the smallest standard gauge locos in Britain.
Queen Anne was delivered new to Longmorn Distillery on 11th October 1948 and spent all its life there until it was donated to the Strathspey Railway in 1980.
|Queen Anne at Longmorn in 1977|
|Another view of the distillery|
|QA hauling open wagons and an aluminium-clad malt van|
|A similar Aveling & Porter to Glenlossie - see below for copyright.|