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Simplex 101HP

Status : Operational
Builder : Simplex Mechanical Handling
Built : 1985
Works No. : 101T023
Fuel: Diesel

Photo S. Mourton

This large 101 HP diesel hydraulic locomotive was built in 1985 by "Simplex Mechanical Handling" (successors to Motor Rail), Works No.101T023. It was supplied new to the NCB at Hem Heath Colliery and was originally 2’ 6” gauge. It was later rebuilt by the Yorkshire Engine Company and regauged to 2’ 3” by Alan Keef Ltd. to work on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales from whom we purchased it. It has been re-gauged to 2’ by Hunslet Engine Co. at Statfold Barn to run on our railway.