Hudson Petrol Trolley

No.2  HUDSON     This petrol-engined trolley, owned by the S.G.L.R. Company, was constructed by Alwyn Ambrey of Bakewell in 1988 and is based on the frame of a four-wheeled man rider formerly used underground at Ladywash Mine in Eyam (see Loco No.1 for more details of the mine).  The power unit is a 3.5 hp four-stroke Villiers petrol engine of uncertain vintage, cannibalised from a cricket pitch roller! A chain drive connects the engine to a sprocket fixed on one of the axles.  The trolley accommodates the driver plus two passengers but its lightweight construction means that it is scarcely capable of moving any other rolling stock, especially on the S.G.L.R.’s steep gradients.  It is in working order but rarely used.