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.
|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.