No. 7 Weighitin

Hunslet 43HP Diesel Locomotive

With a maximum speed, in both directions, of just 4½ mph, this is clearly a locomotive designed for industrial shunting. This was exactly its role whilst working for the Coal Board, where it hauled surface trains in coal stockyards.

The locomotive was bought at auction by its present owners. Since being brought to the Railway, this locomotive has had a long and extensive overall. Work has been undertaken on the engine, the transmission, the brakes, the electrics, and the bodywork including cab, along with many other small jobs too numerous to mention. All mechanical work is finished and the loco has had a full paint job.

This loco has been named 'Weigh-it-in', this given in jest after the eager nature of its owner to get scrap metal converted to useful cash!


Builder Hunslet, Leeds  
Built 1977  
Works number 7535  
Type 43hp  
Wheel arrangement 4 wheel  
Driving wheel diameter 18" 457mm  
Engine 43hp Ford diesel engine 32kW  
Compression Ratio 21.5 to 1  
Transmission Mechanical, single speed  
Final drive Chains  
Weight 3.5 tonne  
Arrived W.H.R. June 1989  
Owners W.H.R. Member  
Previous owners National Coal Board, British Coal


side view of the bright yellow loco in the shed
No. 7 in the Railway Extension Dept. shed.

front view of the bright yellow loco in the shed
bright yellow loco running through the yard
No. 7 on show during the Diesel Gala, 2003.