Another project complete! Clayton Equipment recently despatched a batch of
five battery locomotives from its Burton Upon Trent headquarters to a prestigious
client in Asia.
The shipment compromised of one 4 Tonne and four 28 Tonne battery locomotives
for use in a Malaysian construction project. The locomotives will be deployed to
haul materials to site and to take waste from the tunnel development.
Clayton Equipment were delighted to welcome a visit from over 20 members of the Steeple Grange Light Railway on 7th February, 2014.
Established in 1985, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is an 18-inch gauge line, located near Wirksworth in Derbyshire. It is built on
the trackbed of a branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway, which is now known as the High Peak Trail. Motive power is provided by
ex-industrial diesel, battery-electric and petrol locomotives, and passengers are carried in an old National Coal Board manrider.
In November 2012, Clayton Equipment accepted an order from
Glencore Xstrata, one
of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies. The brief, to
design and deliver three 25t Battery locomotives to replace their existing trolley
locomotives utilised at one of their Canadian mining operations.
The Fraser Morgan Nickel mine, located in the Sudbury area of Northen Ontario,
Canada, has been mining nickel-copper ores since 1929, and the locomotives are used
to transport mined material for processing.