Kathy Inside R.E.D Shed at WHHR (M. Chapman)
|Jubilee line construction
|Hunslet Barclay, Leeds
Kathy is is one of a pair of 84hp 4wDH locomotives (the other was Emma) built for tunnel construction work by Hunslet-Barclay in Leeds (Builder's number LD9350 of 1994). It was the second last locomotive constructed at the world-famous Hunslet works. Hired out by the makers, it was used by the consortium that built the Jubilee Line underground railway in London.
The locomotive arrived at Gelert's Farm in March 2003 and was expected to be modified for use in passenger service.
- LD9346 (Emma) - At Gelert's Farm
- LD9347 (Shirley/ Peter Wood) - At Leighton Buzzard
- LD9348 (Eileen) - At Leadhills
- LD9349 (Stacey) - At Boston Lodge
- LD9350 (Kathy)
- LD9351 (Natalie/ Murphy) - At Statfold
Kathy and Emma
These locomotives are ex-tunnelling locos manufactured by Hunslet Barclay, Leeds. They have four wheels, are five metres (just over 16 feet) long and weigh in at twelve tons. Built for the mining industry, the locomotives are typical of compact low-speed high tractive effort narrow gauge diesels.
The Deutz air cooled engine is of the 912W type widely used underground, and throughout the construction and marine industries. It is a six cylinder in-line engine designed for high torque at low speed, rated at 63kW (84 hp), maximum revolutions about 2500 rpm.
The two locomotives were named Kathy and Emma by their previous owners. Kathy was the penultimate locomotive built at Jack Lane, Hunslet, Leeds. They last worked on the Jubilee Line Extension project, London, operated by a consortium of Balfour Beatty and Amec, although owned by Hunslet Barclay. When the extension project finished, they were sold along with several other similar locos.