Bauxite  0-4-0ST

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The locomotive was built in 1874 by Black, Hawthorn & Co Ltd.

It worked at an aluminium smelting plant where it pushed wagons of bauxite rock into the smelters. The large buffers allowed the locomotive to shunt wagons with different buffer heights over badly laid track.

It came to the end of its working life in 1947 and went to a scrapyard for disposal. The scrap merchant decided to preserve the locomotive and donated it to the North Eastern Engineering and Historical Society.

The locomotive has been conserved rather than preserved.

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