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NCB Locomotives-Wigan area.   Views: 851
26-12-1963.-Gidlow Washing Plant.   Comments: 2
Photo: Barrie Old   Item #: 29166  
26-12-1963.-Gidlow Washing  Plant.

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  A Boxing Day walk past the washing plant, besides the steam locomotives "parked up" was the "Yorkshire Diesel" loco that used to haul coal from Robin Hill Drift Mine until November 1963. What ever happened to this loco?  

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Comments by Jonno, 14th March 2017  
I've seen this loco cross School Lane in Standish a few times on its way to the wash, and the opposite way of course, back to Robin Hill.

Comments by Stuart, 14th March 2017  
There were three 'Yorkshire Engine' diesel shunters used by the NCB in the Wigan area. Two were used at Parsonage and one was based at Chisnall Hall. It is possible that this is the one from Chisnall Hall. If it is, it was moved to Sutton Manor Colliery, St Helens in 1967. The two from Parsonage were scrapped in Rotherham in 1986.

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