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0-6-0ST National Coal Board Area 7 (East Fife) No.20

0-6-0ST National Coal Board East Fife Area No.21 locomotive picture
Out of use, as No.5, at Comrie. The former LMS brake van was also acquired by SRPS. Photo J.L. Stevenson.

Acquired 1985. Dismantled.
Built 1955, Hunslet Engine Co. Austerity design. Works No.3837.

This locomotive was supplied new to NCB Scottish Division, Area 7, at the Michael Colliery, as No.20, renumbered at the Colliery as No.21. After the disaster which closed the Michael in September 1967 it moved to Comrie Colliery, where it was renumbered '5'.

This is a standard World War Two austerity design of locomotive.

The boiler smokebox is fitted with a Giesl ejector to improve steaming and to allow poor quality coal to be used.

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