The Golden Valley Light railway

A 2ft (610mm) Narrow Gauge Railway in Derbyshire

BEV Wingrove & Rogers type WR5
known as “Baby Jane” 19

Manufactured between 1984 and 1986 (actual date unknown) and ex of Wheal Jane tin mine at Baldhu in Cornwall. The loco is one of a batch sold to the mine and is designed to go down the mine shaft in one piece (the cab hinges up so that the loco can fit into the lift cage without being partially dismantled). It was numbered number 19 in the fleet.

Locomotive Specifications
Built 1984/1986
Power 45HP
Motor 48 Volts
Battery 292/329 amp/hrs
Max Speed 3.1 MPH
Weight 1.5 tonnes approx

The loco was purchased by a Member of the Association and arrived on site in July 1995. A certain amount of overhaul work has been carried out and missing parts have been obtained. A new battery pack is to be acquired. On completion this loco will look well with a rake of typical small ex colliery mine tubs.

The loco has been on site for 25 years, mostly stored in a container. We have long had a wish to see this loco in working order, unfortunatley it is stopped, due to missing parts. One of our members has taken the project in hand, read all about the Recommisioning of Baby Jane in this Blog.

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image: BEV type WR5 in Brands Siddings seat up
BEV type WR5

BEV type WR5 in Brands Siddings seat down
BEV type WR5