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14 Captain Howey

Such was the success of John Southland, that the RH&DR ordered a second and
almost identical locomotive five years later.

Delivered in 1989 this locomotive ran without nameplates and was known as 'Number 14', but from 16th June 2001 that all changed when she received the name 'Captain Howey' after the founder of the RH&DR.

Although some people may be surprised that the name of the founding father of the railway has been given to a diesel locomotive rather than a steam engine, it should be remembered that Howey built the railway as
a miniature version of a modern mainline.
He was also responsible for many experiments with different forms of motive power on the railway and converted his Rolls Royce into a passenger locomotive which he then proceeded to drive at alarming speeds across the Marsh.

Originally delivered in Union Pacific yellow and grey, 'Number 14' was repainted into the blue and cream livery of Eastbourne Buses
in 1993 to celebrate their 90th anniversary. The loco received a royal blue and silver livery in time for the Millennium and for her naming ceremony.
'Captain Howey' can often be seen hauling the school train during term-time and is also used for other passenger duties throughout the operating season.

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