Built 1940 North Norfolk Railway
This locomotive was built by the Hunslet Engine Company in1940 to work at the Nassington Ironstone Quarries near Peterborough which were opened that year. The locomotive was used for hauling iron ore tipplers out of the quarries, usually three to four at a time to the dispatch sidings to make up longer trains ready to be picked up to be taken away on the mainline. Here it worked with another preserved Hunslet locomotive (Works No 1953 Jacks Green).
Both of these locomotives worked at the quarry until 1970 when it closed and were therefore the last steam locomotives to work in ironstone quarries in England.
Ring Haw moved to the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) in 1970.
It has spent time away from the NNR including a long term loan period in 2017 on the Spa Valley Railway.
|1982 on the North Norfolk Railway – 2010|
|Ring Haw at Weybourne on the North Norfolk Railway – 2014|