"ROCHESTER CASTLE" was built by F.C.Hibberd & Co.Ltd. and delivered new to Chatham. "ROCHESTER CASTLE" was the first of 6 diesel locomotives ordered by the Admirality to replace their ageing steam locomotives. It worked at Chatham until the closure of the dockyard in 1984. After the closure, the locomotive was placed in secure storage until the opening of the Historic Dockyard in 1985. The locomotive is still kept in working order and can be seen working within the Historic Dockyard.
During Admiralty ownership, the loco carried the Yard No. 562.
Photograph © N Short 2011;