Best regards, Ron Many thanks Ron
Western Fuels' diesel shunter, photographed by Ron Kosys in 1988, is Drewry No. 2269, one of two built in 1949 for William Cory & Son, Ltd., Gallions Jetty, Essex. It was named "Perseus."
In 1964 it was registered to work over British Transport Commission metals.
It was transferred to Messrs. Renwick, Wilton & Dobson at the new Exmouth Junction Coal Concentration Depot in 1967.
In latter years it was driven by an ex Southern - or Southern Region - driver called Joe, who painted the loco blue and dubbed it "Thomas."
After cessation of rail traffic in 1993, the loco was moved to Christow where it is now undergoing a rather protracted overhaul.
Many thanks to Colin Burges, the proud owner, for this information, and the best of luck with your project.
Wot no rails?