No.11, ESCUCHA, Black Hawthorn & Co. Works No.748

ESCUCHA is a 600mm gauge 0-4-0T with 6 x 10″ outside cylinders and 1ft 8in diameter driving wheels. She was works number 748, a 640mm gauge 0-4-0ST,ordered for stock on 4/7/1883 and ex-works about 11/1883 to agents Richardson & Son, Swansea, Glamorgan, for export. The name she carried was PORTUGUEZA, so she was probably for a customer in Portugal.

Her subsequent owners are unknown, but she ended up about 1914 with Minas Ferrocaril de Utrillas, Utrillas, Spain, where she was named 11 ESCUCHA. She had been regauged from 640mm to 600mm gauge at some stage and rebuilt to an 0-4-0T. The locomotive arrived at Marley Hill on a lorry on 10/4/1984, which also carried the South Tynedale Railway′s 0-4-0WTT Henschel 16047 of 1918, which was subsequently named THOMAS EDMONDSON. ESCUCHA is dismantled and under restoration in the stone shed, next to the five road shed.

Status: Long Term Restoration, 3-Road Shed