Greensburg - Scout

S.G.L.R. No.12 - One of two American locomotives at the S.G.L.R., No.12 is a battery-electric built by the Greensburg Machine Company in Pennsylvania. It is believed to be works number 2368 of 1954, and is a “Scout” type with a “Ranger” 17hp motor.  It weighs around 3.5 tons.  The locomotive is known to have worked for Jay-Dee Contractors of Detroit, who specialise in tunnelling work. In 1986 it was exported to Britain, passing to Westminster Plant, a subsidiary of the major civil engineering company Costain.  During 1989 it was used by Costain on the Royal Docks Drainage scheme at Victoria Dock for the London Docks Development Corporation.  By 2000 it was at Westminster Plant’s yard at Wetherby, Yorkshire when it was closed down and the loco was bought by narrow-gauge enthusiast Terry Stanhope in West Yorkshire.    It wasn’t there long, as it was purchased by an S.G.L.R. member and moved to our railway in January 2002, along with loco No.6.  Since then it has been sold to another member and taken away from the railway in 2011 for restoration at his house. Much work has now been done. Numbered 7 at Jay-Dee, then 3 at Costain, it now carries the name GREENSBURG, and is painted in a light grey livery.

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