This locomotive was built in 1962 for the National Coal Board by the Hunslet Engine Company to the design used to supply to the Ministry of Defence and is thus regarded as an Austerity type locomotive.
See LNER class J94 for details.
The locomotive was employed at the Cadley Hill Colliery at Swadlincote in South Derbyshire which was part of the National Coal Board (NCB) Area No 7. It stayed there for all of its working life with the assistance of a pit manager who was a steam enthusiast.
Cadley Hill Colliery at Swadlincote in South Derbyshire was one of the last places where steam locomotives were employed. Six locomotives that worked there have been preserved.
- Bagnall – Works Nos 3059 and 3061
- Hunslet – Works Nos 2857, 3851 and 3889
- Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn – Works No 7298
The only record of it is the Industrial Railway Society publication in 2006 which identifies it as being at the Snibston Discovery Park in Coalvlle which was built on the site of Snibston Colliery. The museum opened around 1993 but in January 2015, Leicestershire County Council announced that the museum would be closed and the land sold for housing.
The locomotive is now in store on the former site of the Snibston Discovery Park.
|3851 at Cadley Hill Colliery – March 1978|