This diminutive loco was on of a batch supplied to the Wheal Jayne mine in Cornwall in 1984-6. It is designed to go down the mine shaft in one piece (the cab hinges up so it can fit into the lift cage) unlike the Ruston and Hudswell mines diesels which had to be at least partially dismantled to get them into the mine.
|Battery -||292/329 amp/hrs|
|Max Speed -||3.1MPH|
The loco was declared surplus to requirements in early 1995 so it was purchased by a member of the association and arrived on site on 31st July 1995.
A certain amount of overhaul work has been carried out and the missing parts obtained. A battery pack is to be acquired and once this has been fitted the loco will be able to run, and it will look well with our rake of ex-Pentrich Colliery tubs.