The chief engineer of the mining railway was advised a steam locomotive was up for auction. The description said ‘used, but in running condition’. Until now the fleet of locomotives has consisted of a small 0-6-0T and a larger 0-6-2T. The smaller locomotive is fine for shunting around the main rail yard, but it will struggle with larger trains up to the mines. Therefore the chief engineer put a small offer in for a second 0-6-2T and to his surprise he won the auction.
The locomotive has arrived. Put on the tracks it would not move an inch! An electrical connection had to be re-adjusted. Further work has to be done. The locomotive has a bad habit of stalling at the points. The photo shows the recent arrival between the two older locomotives.

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