Jatibarang No.9

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Jatibarang No.9
Type Mallet
Home Railway Statfold Barn Rly.
Original Railway Jatibarang Sugar Mill
Built by Arn Jung
Built 1930
Wheel Arrangement 0-4-4-0T

Jatibarang No.9 is a Mallet 0-4-4-0T that worked on the WHR during the 2011 season.

Said to be the last Mallet locomotive built in Germany, it is Jung 4878 of 1930, supplied to HE Oving of Rotterdam for use at Jatibarang sugar mill in Java. Brought to the UK by Graham Lee, it has been beautifully restored at Statfold Barn. On the WHR it will be the first full-size Mallet used for passenger services in the UK and it will provide an interesting point of comparison with the other types of articulated locomotives to be seen on the line.

No.9 arrived at Dinas by low-loader on the morning of April 8th 2011 and moved to Boston Lodge under its own power the same day.

During its stay on the F&WHR the locomotive was based at Boston Lodge.

Unfortunately the Mallet suffered a severe hot-box on the 23rd April 2011 whilst working its first public passenger train on the WHR. As a result the locomotive was subsequently withdrawn from the line-up for the "Spring Thing" event, and returned to Dinas at a slow pace of 5mph on the 28th. From here the loco was moved by low-loader back to Statfold Barn for repairs. It returned to Porthmadog, late August 2011, for trials and featured in the 2011 Superpower event in September. The loco remained on the railway until Mid December 2011, being used on several Porthmadog - Beddgelert trains during the autumn. It returned to Statfold Barn shortly before Christmas 2011.


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