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The Quarry Hunslet Web Site

Celebrating these unique steam locomotives
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Covertcoat is a 0-4-0ST 'Quarry Hunslet' built in 1898 by the Hunslet Engineering Company of Leeds as No. 679 and is named after the racehorse which won the Grand National in 1913 (she was previously named 'The Second'). She worked in the Welsh Slate Quarries at Dinorwic before being sold to enthusiast John Butler, who kept her for 20 years before sale to the Launceston Steam Railway in 1984. Her cab is a replica of the type fitted to some of the 'Quarry Hunslets', while her tender was constructed at the railway to allow footplate crew more room to move about.
Covercoat is seen here at Lauceston Station, at the Launceston Steam Railway in Cornwall waiting its next turn with the passenger train.
Covercoat resting between duties.


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