No.5, Hudswell Clarke & Co. Works No.DM1170

Tanfield Railway is home to no less than three 2 foot gauge Hudswell Clarke 100hp 0-6-0DM flameproof underground locos. All are Double ended, with a cab at each end, powered by a Gardner 6LW engine and weigh 15 tons.

DM 1170 was ex-works on 7/3/1960 to Dawdon Colliery, Seaham, where she carried the NCB plant number 2210/266. In 5/1982 she was sent to Ashington Central Workshops for overhaul, returning in 6/1983.

In 10/1993 she returned to Ashington for a further overhaul, but was moved to British Coal′s Tursdale Central Workshops, near Bowburn in 5/1994. In 7/1994 this was privatised as Tursdale Engineering Ltd and the loco moved to Marley Hill in 4/1995.

Status, Stored, Marley Hill