6 Jonathan

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On PW duties on the new line, near to the old weighbridge
Type Motor Rail Simplex
Home Railway WHHR
Original Railway Pilkingtons glass, St Helens
Number 6
Status In service
Built by Motor Rail
Built 1959
Wheel Arrangement 4wDM
Fuel Diesel

Jonathan is a 5-ton, 60 horsepower Motor Rail "Simplex" 4wDM (Builder's number 11102 of 1959) that was built to 24 1/8ins gauge for use by glass manufacturers Pilkingtons for sand extraction operations in southern Lancashire.

With two other "Simplex" locomotives used by Pilkingtons (Anne Marie and Katherine), Jonathan arrived on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on 14 December 1981. It has been regauged and painted green.

See The Welsh Highland site for more information.

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