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Kirklees Light Railway
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Built

1990

Opened

1991

Extended

1992 & 1997

Locomotives

6

Stations

4

Tunnels

1

The Kirklees Light Railway is a minature railway that is in West Yorkshire


HistoryEdit

The line was constucted in 1990 and opened in October 1991 when it was just a 1 mile trip from Clayton West Station to a newly built halt called Cuckoo's Nest, it was extended twice since then firstly in 1992 to Skelmanthorpe and in 1997 to Shelly where the line passes through the Shelly Woodhouse Tunnel the longest tunnel for any railway of that gauge in Britian.


Name Design Type Date Notes
Fox Hunslet Engine Company 2-6-2T 1987 In traffic weekdays and for Driver Experience Courses.Based on a 2-6-4T built by the Hunslet Engine Company for export to India.
Badger Kerr Stuart 0-6-4ST 1991 A freelance locomotive with leanings to Kerr Stuarts Tattoo Class contractors locomotives. Perhaps best described as what the NWNGR's locomotive Beddgelert might have looked like if Kerr Stuart had built it!
Hawk Kitson Meyer 0-4-0+0-4-0T 1998 In traffic for weekend services and special events. Based on a 2'5" gauge Kitson Meyer built by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. for export to Chile
Owl Avonside Engine Company/Heisler locomotive 0-4-0+0-4-0TG 2000

In traffic for weekend services and special events

Jay 0-4-0DH 1992 Used a lot to shunt stock, it is also used occasionally on passenger trains. At present, June 2009, it is restricted to light duties while awaiting repairs to hydraulic cooling system.
The Tram No.7 built on a 2w-2PH platelayers' trolley. 1991 It is predominantly use at special events giving rides to children

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