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Bauxite No. 2

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Bauxite No. 2 : Conserved not restored

Saved by the Scrap Man

In 1947 Bauxite No.2 came to the end of its working life and should have been cut up for scrap. Luckily the scrap merchant decided to preserve this locomotive by donating it to the North Eastern Engineering and Historical Society. Bauzite No. 2 had worked in an aluminium smelting plant, pushing wagons of Bauxite rock into the smelters. Its large buffers allowed it to shunt wagons with different buffer heights over badly laid track. Since entering the National Collection, the locomotive has been cared for, but not repainted.

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