Electric locomotive, North Eastern Railway, Bo-Bo No 1, 3rd rail and overhead pick-up, built by Brush in 1902, withdrawn in 1965.
This electric shunting locomotive was one of two of its class built for the North Eastern Railway for use on the suburban network in the Tyneside area.
Steam power was proving problematic in the tunnels of these freight lines as the steam locomotives had to work incredibly hard to manage the gradients, producing unpleasant and potentially dangerous working conditions for the railway workers. The North Eastern Railway’s solution was to commission Thomson-Houston to build two steeple-cab locomotives with parts built by Brush Traction.
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