Brand new loco takes to the tracks

Submitted by andrew.sdr on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 02:11
No.6 makes her debut at Beckfoot
No.6 makes her debut at Beckfoot

Despite having to run with a temporary power control wheel, brand new battery electric mining locomotive No.6 was released to traffic today from Low End Works.

The locomotive's very first outing was a test run from Beckfoot Shed to Swallowdale Shed and back.

Then No.6 assisted this week's duty steam locomotive No.3 Mate Susan operating today's service trains. No.5 Jacky was stabled as standby locomotive up at Swallowdale in case of problems but No.6 performed her duties admirably.

No.6 has been built to mining and tunnelling dimensions to enable her to operate underground in the Gulch copper mine at High Topps, but will also assist with banking and double-heading on the main line gradients as required.

No.6 with No.5 at Swallowdale shed
No.6 with No.5 at Swallowdale shed