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Thomas Hill Class 188c: Tom

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This locomotive started life as a Sentinal steam locomotive number 9597, built in 1955. However, with the decline of steam in 1967, the locomotive was taken into the Thomas Hill works at Rotherham and converted to a diesel hydraulic locomotive. It features a 170hp Rolls-Royce C6 diesel engine driving a hydraulic transmission.

After conversion it was used by the CEGB at their North Stella Power Station until it entered preservation at the Rutland Railway Museum. It was moved to the Statfold Barn Railway in 2007 where it was used to move standard gauge rolling stock on their short section of line.

The locomotive arrived on the EVR on Monday 27th March 2017 and will be used as Wirksworth Yard shunter, whilst stalwart Ruston locomotive Faraday is restored. The locomotive is affectionately known as Tom, presumably as a nod towards the Thomas Hill works.
Builder: Sentinal/Thomas Hill Built: 1955
Class or Type: 188c Works No: Unknown
Weight: Unknown Running No: Unknown
Brake Type: UF Operational Status: Operational
Owner: Privately Owned Arrived: 27/03/17
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