Ruston 0-4-0 shunter.

The pit jocko. R3 was one of the three Ruston 0-4-0 shunters employed by the NCB to shunt the colliery sidings. The engine is standing just before the weighbridge, in front of the gates over Inkersall bridleway.

Ruston 0-4-0 shunter

Another photo of one of the shunters, this time on the north side of the gates. The picture shows the blue livery of these engines. A rare photograph of its steam predecessor is here.

NCB 7-plank wagon side view

An NCB 7-plank wagon in the cripple siding next to the loaded sidings. These type of wagons were used internally within the colliery.

NCB 7-plank wagon end view

End view of the wagon which seems to have suffered from a little rough shunting. A couple of new-looking HEA hopper wagons in the background in the loaded sidings.


2 Responses to “NCB”

  1. Kevin Mulhall on November 30th, 2008 3:29 pm

    Hi Clyde,
    re NCB 99 I would say this picture was took after the Midland line was shut,as if you look to the rhs of the HEA wagons you can see a big pile of coal on the GC side,if I remember right Roy Edge and myself got a lift back from Clipstone on the last train out via the Midland.

  2. Kevin Mulhall on December 6th, 2008 3:32 pm

    up date on HEA hoppers,if this picture was took before the signal box had shut,then they was the Westbury train I told you about.