Standard gauge railways were associated with coal mining from the very beginning, and the National Coal Board operated a large fleet of industrial locomotives. Narrow gauge railways were used extensively on main roadways underground in British collieries, and were also sometimes a feature of surface stockyards for materials and equipment handling.
|Hunslet 0-6-0DH of 1973|
|Robert Stevenson & Hawthorn inside cylindered 0-6-0ST of 1946|
|An underground GMT B-B DH unit on 2ft 6in gauge|
|The passenger train stabled at the Hope Shaft station|
|A Ruston & Hornsby stockyard shunter on display in a workshop|
|A 1944 Atlas 4wBE on display in the exhibition hall|
|A recently-arrived 2ft gauge Clayton 4wBE of 1974|