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Hunslet No.2387 ‘Brookes No 1’

Built Weight Length Status Wheel
1941, Hunslet Engine Co, Leeds
27 tons 18 cwt
24' 1" (7.3m)

Brookes No.1 was built in duing the second world war in 1941 for the Brookes Chemical Company, based in Halifax. The firm had an internal railway network connecting to the local mainlines. The locomotive came to the Middleton Railway in 1991 and with the help from the National  Lottery Fund, it was restored to working order and can now be seen hauling trains at the Middleton Railway. 

This locomotive is often hired out to other railways and you can see more photos on the website in the gallery below