Locomotive set to go on display

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RAIL enthusiasts have failed to find a buyer for a former British Steel shunting locomotive which was used to move trucks around depots in the Lower Don Valley.

Heritage Shunters Trust wanted to sell the engine, named Rotherham, to anyone interested in restoring it - but no bidders have come forward.

The trust originally said the locomotive, which has a sister engine among exhibits at Kelham Island museum, will not be scrapped but kept at sidings on the Peak Rail heritage railway, in Rowsley, near Chatsworth.

John Wade, of Shunters Heritage Trust, said: “We are going to look into the idea of restoring the engine as a static exhibition which visitors will be able to view.”